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 deservedly belongs in the women’s GOAT conversation. Not only is the Brazilian the first women’s double champ in UFC history, she’s beaten a who’s who of opponents over the course of her illustrious career. That includes thrashing Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate so thoroughly that both women retired after facing Nunes. Lioness also has two wins over flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko - who rules over 125 with an iron fist.
Most impressively, was Nunes’ title clinching win over Cris Cyborg. It took less than a minute for Nunes to end a 19-fight unbeaten streak that spanned 14 years. Double champ, crowned.
The cool thing is that we’re witnessing an all-time great at the peak of athletic dominance. But the problem with dominating a division is that it’s exactly what it sounds like. There are going to be a lot of fights that don’t serve much other purpose than to showcase the champ. It happened to Cyborg. Demetrious Johnson was so good he was boring. Jon Jones lapped the 205-pound division more than once. Remember Anderson Silva fighting guys like Thales Leites?
That’s the rarefied air that Nunes is in, and this Saturday’s matchup is prime proof. Nunes is the headlining act of UFC 250, and standing across from her is (checks notes) Felicia Spencer. This will be Nunes’ first defense of the 145-pound title - a weight class so thin you can count the number of fighters in it on one hand. Spencer’s only championship quality is that she’s a warm body in this weight class.
This is a stay busy fight for Nunes, and the UFC 250 odds at Betcris reflect that. Let’s break down the matchup and get to your best online betting options. Live UFC betting is available at the online sportsbook if you want to bet on real-time odds updates during the fight.
|UFC 250: Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer
|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%
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- 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
Spencer’s Fightmetric stats are skewed by the fact that she took a hellacious beating against Cyborg and absorbed a ton of punishment. She’s not as bad defensively as the striking numbers suggest, but she is a functional striker at best. As a strong, aggressive grappler, Spencer is at her best on the mat, but she lacks the offensive wrestling to force the issue.
Nunes is the best pure athlete in the bigger women’s divisions. She is faster and more explosive than anyone she faces, and it’s a huge advantage that she knows how to capitalize on. Against aggressive fighters, Nunes waits and unleashes lethal counters. Against good strikers like GDR, Nunes is strong enough to force a wrestling match. Against conservative opponents like Shevchenko, Nunes can win the points battle through controlled outbursts.
UFC Odds Pick: Parlay Nunes to win at -675
It’s easy to think that Nunes finishes an opponent she clearly outclasses. The problem is that she’s too unpredictable when it comes to earning stoppages. In Nunes’ past five fights, two have ended in the first and three have gone to the fifth round. Betting a round total or decision prop is too risky, so stay safe and pick Nunes to win. You should feel good enough to play this as a parlay booster.
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