Current UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes has her next fight scheduled. According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Nunes will face featherweight contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 in May. It had recently been reported by Combate that Nunes was targeting her return to the featherweight division at this event, and it seems as if Spencer’s most recent fight cemented her a title shot.
Breaking: Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight belt against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on May 9 in Brazil, per Dana White. First defense of the 145 pound belt. And Spencer, whew. She will have fought Cyborg Justino and Amanda Nunes within a span of 10 months. pic.twitter.com/3Tz4MfPjch
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 5, 2020
In her most recent fight Felicia Spencer defeated Zarah Fairn by a first-round TKO stoppage and improved to 2-1 in the UFC. Back in 2019, Spencer went the distance but suffered an unanimous decision loss to former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, which was Spencer’s first professional loss. Before her fight against Cyborg, Spencer picked up a win over other top featherweight contender, Megan Anderson.
This will be the first featherweight title defense for the champion Nunes, who won the title from Cyborg back at UFC 232 in December of 2018. Since she won the featherweight championship and became a two-weight champion in the UFC, Nunes has only defended her bantamweight title, as she picked up two victories over former champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. Nunes has not lost since she was defeated by Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in 2014.
Amanda Nunes will look to extend her winning streak to 10 fights when she faces Spencer in her first featherweight defense. Outside of the cage, Nunes announced on Thursday that her and her fiance, UFC strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff will be expecting their first child together, who is expected in September. With a newborn child on the way, Nunes could take time away to be with her family following UFC 250 in her home country of Brazil.
UFC 250 will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil where current bantamweight and former flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will face former featherweight champion Jose Aldo with the bantamweight title on the line.