Saturday night, the UFC put forth its second PPV card of the pandemic era. While not as stacked as UFC 249 last month, UFC 250 had a certain appeal to hardcore fight fans. Amanda Nunes was putting her 145lb title on the line for the first time. Sean O’Malley was getting a real step up in competition. The number one contender in the bantamweight division, after Jose Aldo and Petr Yan, was expected to be determined.
And former 135lb champ Cody Garbrandt was returning as well, taking on the always dangerous Brazilian Raphael Assuncao.
It was the main event that had the most attention on it, of course. While the UFC has boasted a handful of double champs in the past several years, none have been able to successfully juggle both belts. Nunes was looking to be the first to do just that, with Felicia Spencer representing her first challenge at featherweight. A win, and Nunes would presumably defend her bantamweight belt, until the next 145lb challenge presented itself.
Canada’s Spencer, a quickly-rising star in the promotion, was far less experienced, but certainly game for the challenge. She proved as much going the distance with Cris Cyborg at UFC 240 last year, and was coming off a win over Zarah Fairn in February.
Tune in following UFC 250 for the post-fight press conference live stream, which you can watch above!