Women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes (19-4, 13 KOs, 3 SUBs) will defend the 145-pound title against Felicia Spencer (8-1, 2 KOs, 4 SUBs) at UFC 250 on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bet UFC 250.
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Women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes (19-4, 13 KOs, 3 SUBs) will defend the 145-pound title against Felicia Spencer (8-1, 2 KOs, 4 SUBs) at UFC 250 on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Amanda Nunes is the women’s MMA GOAT. She might not have the popularity that Rousey did and her reign might not be as long and terrifying as Cyborg’s, but the resume speaks for itself: first women’s double champ in the UFC. Schooled Rousey and Miesha Tate so hard that both retired immediately after facing her. Took the 145-pound belt, needing less than a minute to end a 14-year, 19-fight streak where Cyborg was barely even touched.
There’s something thrilling about witnessing a future hall of famer in their prime - it’s not often an athlete rises up to dominate their sport. The only problem with that is that domination can become somewhat...routine. Sometimes a fighter is so good that their fights become just another showcase of their abilities. Demetrious Johnson crushed so hard that it was boring. Jon Jones lapped the light heavyweight division more than once. Anderson Silva was fighting dudes like Thales Leites, for cryin’ out loud.
That’s where Nunes is right now, and this Saturday’s matchup is a prime example of that. As the headlining act of UFC 250, Nunes will defend the featherweight title against (checks notes, squints eyes) Felicia Spencer. You can count the number of women fighters at 145 on one hand, so Spencer’s only real qualification is that she can make the weight.
This is a stay busy fight for Nunes, and that’s reflected in our top 5 online sportsbooks for UFC betting. Let’s break down the fight and make some picks and predictions. Live UFC betting lets you bet on real-time odds updates during the fight.
UFC Odds at the online sportsbook
Amanda Nunes -675
Felicia Spencer +443
Fight goes/doesn’t go to decision: -200 / +158
Significant Striking Stats
Strikes landed per minute: Nunes 4.34 / Spencer 4.54
Striking accuracy: Nunes 49% / Spencer 55%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Nunes 2.63 / Spencer 6.27
Striking defense: Nunes 55% / Spencer 44%
Takedowns per 15 minutes: Nunes 2.33 / Spencer 1.36
Takedown accuracy: Nunes 47% / Spencer 16%
Takedown defense: Nunes 80% / Spencer 0%
Submissions attempted per 15 minutes: Nunes 0.7 / Spencer 0.7
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Spencer’s FightMetric stats are skewed because she absorbed an ungodly amount of punishment from Cyborg. Her defense is better than 6 strikes absorbed per minute, but she’s an adequate striker at best. Spencer’s best quality is that she’s physically strong and an aggressive grappler, but a lack of offensive wrestling skill caps her ceiling - she’s unable to force opponents to roll with her.
Nunes will usually be a significantly better athlete than any opponent, and Lioness is excellent at capitalizing on that. Her strikes have a snap that most women don’t have, making her the most explosive kickboxer in the women’s ranks. She’s also demonstrated excellent all-around skill: she wrestled a good striker in GDR, outpointed a conservative point fighter in Shevchenko, and trashed aggressive fighters like Rousey with brutal counterstrikes.
UFC Odds Pick: Parlay Nunes to win at -675
Obviously, we’d love to make a pick with a better return. But it’s tough to try and pin a method of victory to Nunes. Forget about the round total: in Nunes’ past five, two have ended in the first and three have gone to fifth rounds. We’d probably go with Nunes to win by TKO, but there’s also a good chance she cruises against Spencer and this goes the full 25. Just to be safe, take Nunes to win, and use it to boost another bet.
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