UFC 250 goes down this Saturday, June 6 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event in the pay-per-view fight card is a UFC women’s featherweight bout between champion, Amanda Nunes (19-4), and challenger, Felicia Spencer (8-1).
Every challenger has a chance but according to usa online casinos, Nunes is the absolute favorite in this fight. And how can you blame them?
The UFC promotion themselves is promoting Nunes as the greatest to have ever competed in women’s mixed martial arts.
Nunes holds title at both bantamweight and featherweight and has beat several ladies who have previously held the title of “best ever” to include Ronda Rousey and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino.
“The Lioness” defeated both former champions by way of strikes in the very first round, taking out Rousey at UFC 207 in 2016 and Cyborg UFC 232 in 2018.
She also holds wins over other former champions include Germaine de Randamie, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, and current flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
When you put all that together, Spencer’s two wins in the UFC just don’t seem to be enough to get the job done.
Don’t get me wrong, Spencer is as good as they come, but holding a title in Invicta and then going 2-1 in the UFC doesn’t seem like it would be enough to be the favorite going up against who many consider to be the best to ever do it.
Spencer is coming off a first round TKO win over Zarah Fairn. Who? Exactly… not a name that you might remember when granting someone a title shot.
Prior to the win, Spencer suffered a loss to Cyborg in her last fight with the promotion before transitioning to Bellator.
Her most impressive outing came in her UFC debut, a first round submission over fellow former Invicta champ Megan Anderson.
When you look at the resumes of the two ladies on paper, Spencer doesn’t stand a chance… but that’s where oddsmakers thrive and opportunities are made.
UFC 250 Fight Card:
Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer – 145 lbs – for UFC women’s featherweight title
Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt – 135 lbs
Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen – 135 lbs
Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin – 170 lbs
Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland – 135 lbs
Chase Hooper vs. Alex Caceres – 145 lbs
Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert – 185 lbs
Cody Stamann vs. Brian Kelleher – 145 lbs
Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo – 185 lbs
Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez – 125 lbs
Alonzo Menifield vs. Devin Clark – 205 lbs
Evan Dunham vs. Herbert Burns – 150 lbs