Nunes dominates Spencer at UFC 250 main event in Las Vegas

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

There is not many women, who can compete with Amanda Nunes. In fact, only one woman has actually given her a true competition.

Nunes defeated Felicia Spencer in the UFC 250 main event on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two judges had the fight score as a 50-44, while one judge had it as 50-45.

UFC fighter Amanda Nunes celebrates her win over Valentina Shevchenko during UFC 215
UFC fighter Amanda Nunes celebrates her win over Valentina Shevchenko during UFC 215 (Getty Images)

This is Nunes’ 11th straight win. In addition, this is her 20th career win in the MMA.

The Salvador, Bahia, Brazil native put her championship belt on Spencer’s shoulder after the bout. Despite taking a beating and having a hematoma on her head, Spencer went the distance.

Spencer did not want to stop the fight, even in the fifth round when Herb Dean briefly stopped the fight to look at her hematoma. She went the entire 25 minutes with the best woman’s competitor in the world.

This could also be a moral victory for Spencer, as she refused to give up. Nunes has completely destroyed her opponents before this bout, including many big-name fighters, like Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, among others.

Valentina Shevchenko is the only woman besides Spencer to go the distance against Nunes in her current win streak. Her first win over Shevchenko was by unanimous decision in 2016 then a split decision victory in 2017.

The double champ may not fight again until after Sept. “The Lioness” and her girlfriend Nina Nunes — who is also a UFC fighter in the strawweight division — are expecting their first child in Sept.

Nunes also the first fighter to defend both of her championship belts in her title reign in both the Bantamweight and Featherweight Divisions. She also has the most wins in UFC history by a female with 13.

Nunes has improved to 20-4 in her MMA career. She has not been defeated in a fight since 2014 when she defeated Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in Sept. 2014 by TKO (Elbows and Punches).

This is just her fourth decision win in her career. She also has 13 knockout wins and 3 submission wins.

Spencer has now lost two of her last three bouts. She is now 8-2 all-time in her MMA career.

Both of her losses were by decisions. She was also defeated by Cris Cyborg (Cristiane Justino) at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019.

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