The UFC returns to the Apex once again in Las Vegas as the women’s featherweight title is on the line at UFC 250. In the main event, UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes looks to make history. With two titles to her name, Nunes looks to become the first simultaneous champion to defend both titles. Her opponent will be former Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion, Felicia Spencer.
Spencer made her debut in the UFC after winning the vacant Invicta FC featherweight title. She did that by submitting Pam Sorenson in the fourth round. In her first fight in the UFC, she took on another former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson. She picked up a huge win that night as he submitted Anderson in the first round. The win would earn her a fight with the former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. A win would surely earn Spencer a title shot, however, she would lose the fight by unanimous decision.
Standing across from her will be the first and only double champion in women’s history Amanda Nunes. Nunes won her bantamweight title first, defeating Miesha Tate for it at UFC 200. Her first title defense came against former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as she defeated her in less than a minute by TKO. Nunes would then go on to defend he 135-pound title two more times with a decision win over Valentina Shevchenko and a TKO win over Raquel Pennington. She would then move up to 145-pounds where she met the champion Cris Cyborg at UFC 232. She shocked everyone that night, knocking Cyborg out in just fifty seconds. However, she has not returned to 145 since instead picking up two more defenses over Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie at 135.
UFC 250 Results
In the co-main event, Cody Garbrandt looks to bounce back from three straight losses. Taking him on will be Raphael Assuncao as he will also be looking to snap a losing streak. Garbrandt has not won a fight since 2016 when he won the bantamweight title with a UD win over Dominick Cruz. Since then he has lost twice to T.J. Dillashaw and, in his most recent fight, lost to Pedro Munhoz. All three of those losses, unfortunately, came by way of KO/TKO. As for Assuncao, his last win came in 2018 when he defeated Rob Font by unanimous decision to make it four wins in a row. But then he would go on to lose by submission to future title challenger Marlon Moraes and by a decision to Cory Sandhagen.
Kicking off the main card will be a bantamweight fight as Sean O’Malley returns to the cage to face Eddie Wineland. Wineland last fought in 2019 when he defeated Grigory Popov by second-round TKO. As for O’Malley, he last fought in March when he defeated Jose Alberto Quinonez by first-round TKO to remain undefeated. Following that fight will be a welterweight fight as Neil Magny takes on Anthony Rocco Martin. Magny last fought at UFC 248 when he took on Li Jingliang, defeating him by unanimous decision. Martin’s last fight occurred at UFC Fight Night 163 when he defeated Ramazan Emeev by unanimous decision. Finally, before the co-main event will be a title eliminator in the bantamweight division as Aljamain Sterling faces Cory Sandhagen. Sterling is coming off four straight wins, most recently defeating Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision. Sandhagen enters the contest with an undefeated UFC record of 5-0 as he most recently defeated Raphael Assuncao by unanimous decision.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC 250.
MAIN CARD (PPV/ESPN+ – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Amanda Nunes def. Felicia Spencer via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
Cody Garbrandt def. Raphael Assuncao via Knockout (Punch) at 4:59 of Round Two
Aljamain Sterling def. Cory Sandhagen via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:28 of Round One
Neil Magny def. Anthony Rocco Martin via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sean O’Malley def. Eddie Wineland via Knockout (Punch) at 1:54 of Round One
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+ – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Alex Caceres def. Chase Hooper via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ian Heinisch def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (Punches) at 1:14 of Round One
Cody Stamann def. Brian Kelleher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Maki Pitolo def. Charles Byrd via TKO (Punches) at 1:10 of Round Two
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Alex Perez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO (Leg Kicks) at 4:06 of Round One
Devin Clark def. Alonzo Menefield via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Herbert Burns def. Evan Dunham via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:20 of Round One
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