UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes is looking to return to the Octagon this May.
MMA Fighting reports, following an initial report from Combate, that Nunes is looking to get back to work on the May 9 UFC 250 pay-per-view (PPV) card from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The two-division champion wants to return in front of her native Brazilian crowd to defend her 145-pound throne. It remains to be seen who Nunes’ next challenger will be. However, it’s possible the next woman up is determined at tomorrow’s UFC Norfolk event.
Women’s featherweights Felicia Spencer and Zarah Faim will be going head-to-head in the co-main event. Also, Megan Anderson will be welcoming undefeated prospect Norma Dumont to the UFC. It’s possible any of those names could punch their ticket to a title shot against Nunes in Brazil. Nunes will certainly be keeping a close eye on the card, as she noted on Twitter.
I’m very excited for the ufc card this week 👁👁 🦁
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) February 27, 2020
The 31-year-old champion is on a 10-fight win streak, five of those wins being successful defenses of her 135-pound title. Now, she’ll look to defend her 145-pound strap for the first time ever. Nunes won the featherweight title from Cris Cyborg back in December of 2018, where she knocked out Cyborg in 51 seconds of the first round.