UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer will be held at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 7 at 12pm AEST.
Amanda Nunes will defend her UFC Women’s Featherweight Title against Felicia Spencer in the main event of UFC 250.
The co-main will be a Bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and Cody Garbrandt.
Here are our best bets for UFC 250.
Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer – UFC 250 Main Event
Nunes holds both the UFC Women’s Featherweight and Bantamweight titles. She defends the Featherweight title for the first time after a 51-seconds KO of Cris Cyborg to win the belt at UFC 232. Since that victory, Nunes has successfully defender her Bantamweight Championship against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.
Currently boasting a 10-fight winning streak, “The Lioness” will be hungry to chalk up another victory over the up and comer. The “Feenom” is 8-1 with her only loss coming via unanimous decision against Cyborg.
Spencer has been thrown into the deep end here and could be out of her depth against Nunes who has beaten the likes of Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. She has 13 knockouts to her name and could end Spencer’s night early.
Aljamain Sterling vs Cory Sandhagen
A Bantamweight bout that looks very tight on paper between the “Funk Master” Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen.
Sterling is 17-3 with four-straight wins to his credit while Sandhagen is 12-1 with seven-straight wins, including a unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao who fights in the co-main event.
Sandhagen throws volume landing 8.89 significant strikes per minute but also takes shots absorbing 2.73 significant strikes per minute compared to Stirling’s 1.45. Both men have good grappling games with Sterling averaging 2.1 takedowns per 15 minutes and Sandhagen 1.64.
This fight can go either way, but we give the edge to Sandhagen.
Neil Magny vs Anthony Rocco Martin
A Welterweight bout between the 22-7 Neil Magny and 17-5 Anthony Rocco Martin.
Magny will have a whopping 6.5-inch reach advantage in this fight as he looks for back to back wins after a unanimous decision over Li Jingliang. Martin is also seeking the same after beating Ramazan Emeev.
Back in 2015, Magny won a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum. Since that fight he has gone 5-3. He has been stopped in all three losses which is the concern with Martin knocking out Ryan LaFlare and submitting Jake Matthews in recent fights.
Another fight that can go either way, however, Magny’s range should prove the difference along with his superior grappling where he averages 2.62 takedowns per 15 minutes.