Nunes vs Spencer Live : Greatness is stepping back inside the Octagon on Saturday night. In the main event of UFC 250 from the Apex facility in Las Vegas, Amanda Nunes will put her featherweight title on the line for the first time against Felicia Spencer. Nunes has beaten every single women’s fighter or champion of note above of the 115-pound division. Her resume is a venerable who’s who: Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko (twice), Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie (twice). She hasn’t lost since 2014.
Meanwhile, Spencer is no slouch herself. The former Invicta FC featherweight queen, Spencer has gone 2-1 since joining UFC with the lone defeat a slugfest against Cyborg. It’s one of only three fights in her pro career to go the distance.
The PPV portion of the card has plenty of intrigue in the bantamweight division. There’s three separate fights in the division that all could have implications on the race to crown a new champion after Henry Cejudo retired and vacated the strap. Former champ Cody Garbrandt is back in action as he looks to end his three-fight losing streak against Raphael Assuncao. All three of those losses have come by knockout.
Some might say the “People’s Main Event” is in the featured slot as Aljamain Sterling takes on Cory Sandhagen. Both have a claim to the No. 1 contender’s slot and the winner should be next in line for a title shot. Sterling is on a four-fight win streak while Sandhagen has won seven in a row.
And rising star Sean O’Malley will open the main card action when he faces former WEC champion Eddie Wineland in a fight that could continue to position O’Malley as the future of the 135-pound division.
While it might not have the depth of most PPV cards, there’s still plenty of interesting names to keep an eye on with veterans looking to start one last run at a title (Brian Kelleher) and some fresh face prospects looking to establish themselves on the big scene (Chase Hooper and Alonzo Meinfield). There’s something for everyone on Saturday night to get excited about.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride. Let’s take a closer look at the rest of the card with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.
UFC 250 fight card
Amanda Nunes (c) -650 vs. Felicia Spencer +475 — Women’s featherweight title
Cody Garbrandt -150 vs. Raphael Assuncao +125 — Bantamweights
Aljamain Sterling -115 vs. Cory Sandhagen -105 — Bantamweights
Neil Magny -150 vs. Anthony Rocco Martin +125 — Welterweights
Sean O’Malley -575 vs. Eddie Wineland +425 — Bantamweights
Chase Hooper -195 vs. Alex Caceres +165 — Featherweights
Ian Heinisch -125 vs. Gerald Meerschaert +105 — Middleweights
Cody Stamann -260 vs Brian Kelleher +210 — Bantamweights
Charles Byrd -180 vs. Maki Pitolo +155 — Middleweights
Alex Perez -135 vs. Jussier Formiga +115 — Flyweights
Alonzo Menifield -220 vs. Devin Clark +180 — Light heavyweights
Herbert Burns -220 vs. Evan Dunham +180 — 150-pound catchweights
With such a massive main event on tap, the crew at CBS Sports went ahead with predictions and picks for the main card.