Amanda Nunes has proven why she is a force to be reckoned with. The 32-year-old defended her UFC women’s featherweight title by unanimous decision by beating Felicia Spencer on Saturday night. The two faced off in the main event of UFC 250 at the APEX facilities in Las Vegas.
Nunes won his 11th consecutive victory and his 20th victory overall. She is now the first female fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes.
She started the first round strong and controlled the fight for the remaining four rounds. Nunes used a mixture of punches, leg kicks, elbows and a back kick to Spencer’s body to knock her down. When Spencer arrived with his own strikes, Nunes was able to counter them almost effortlessly.
Although Nunes appeared to be in total control of the fight, Spencer held on longer than many expected. Here’s what they’re saying nationwide about Saturday’s fight.
Amanda Nunes towers over Felicia Spencer to defend UFC featherweight title (ESPN.com)
Nunes defeats Spencer to retain featherweight title (TSN)
Twitter reacts to Amanda Nunes’ historic title defense against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 (MMA Junkie)
Bettor Wins Record $ 1 Million Bet on Amanda Nunes to Beat Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 (Bleacher Report)
Million dollar bettor wins big with Amanda Nunes win over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 (ActionNetwork.com)
UFC 250 As It Happened: Results, Highlights & Analysis (Sport illustrated)
UFC 250 Live Blog: Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer (MMAfighting.com)
Conor McGregor announces his retirement on Twitter immediately following Amanda Nunes’ UFC 250 win (Yahoo! Sports)