Amanda Nunes produced a historic masterclass to retain her featherweight belt against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.
Nunes overpowered Spencer for a unanimous-decision victory (50-44, 50-44, 50-45) in Saturday’s main event behind closed doors at UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas. The champ-champ extended her winning streak to 11.
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The bout marked the first defense of the women’s featherweight title Nunes took from Cris “Cyborg” Justino a year and a half ago. Nunes made history, becoming the first double champion to successfully defend titles in two divisions while holding both belts. She is also the bantamweight champ.
Where was the fight won?
Nunes (20-4) dominated Spencer (8-2) from the outset, with the Brazilian great producing a flawless performance. It was a merciless display.
Nunes left her Canadian challenger with blood pouring from her face and a swollen forehead after landing a barrage of punches and elbows.
Spencer somehow managed to survive a grueling fourth round and take the contest the distance.
What does it mean?
Nunes, 32, is running out of opponents. She passed her latest test with flying colors as she continues to search for a challenger to her throne.
They said what?
“I’m defending both belts. I’m the greatest,” Nunes said. “I’m so happy now. I don’t know what’s next. But I proved it already.”
Rest of the card
Cody Garbrandt made a devastating return to UFC by knocking out Raphael Assuncao in the co-main event. The former bantamweight men’s champion was fighting for the first time after a 15-month hiatus and looking to end a three-fight losing streak.
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Garbrandt stunnd Assuncao with a huge right hook as the horn sounded at the end of the second round.
It was Garbrandt’s first win since he defeated Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title in December 2016.