Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes reacts after defeating Cris Cyborg by first round knockout to become the new UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion during UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood Ca, Saturday, Dec 29, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer moved to June 6

Amanda Nunes will finally make her first featherweight title defense against Felicia Spencer on June 6. ESPN was first to report the news.

The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 249 this Saturday, but Nunes withdrew from the fight last month due the coronavirus pandemic affecting her training schedule. Dan Lambert, who serves as Nunes’ agent, also added that Nunes was dealing with a small injury.

Now the fight Nunes-Spencer fight will take place at UFC 250, which will now be held in the United States. The card was originally scheduled for Perth Australia; however, that the UFC postponed the Perth card last night. According to ESPN, the UFC is hoping to have the event in Las Vegas at the UFC-owned Apex. Right now the UFC is awaiting the Nevada State Athletic Commission to announce if they will be regulating events again in June.

There is no word at this time on whether or not the Nunes vs. Spencer fight will serve as the main event.

Amanda Nunes (19-4) is currently the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion as well. She won the featherweight title in December 2018 when she knocked out Cris Cyborg in 51 seconds. Since reaching the champ-champ status, she’s only defended her bantamweight belt by beating Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

Felicia Spencer (8-1) is a bit of a newcomer to the UFC. Right now she is 2-1 in the promotion with her lone loss coming to Cyborg by decision. Prior to joining the UFC, Spencer held the Invicta featherweight championships.

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