There is not any stopping Amanda Nunes. The ‘Lioness’ has already defeated one of the best within the recreation like Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, and Miesha Tate and appears set to maintain her belts for a substantial time frame. No fighter appears like stopping Nunes in her quest to change into the best within the recreation. Felicia Spencer seemed like a reputable challenger however Nunes confirmed at UFC 250 that no lady comes close to her within the preventing recreation.
For 5 straight rounds, Nunes brutalised Spencer contained in the Octagon as commentators talked about stopping the struggle as a result of injury taken by the challenger. But Felicia proved to be extraordinarily robust as she saved on preventing regardless of taking appreciable injury to her face. Have a take a look at the how her face modified as a result of injury taken within the struggle:
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Congrats to Amanda Nunes
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Nunes on the finish grew to become the primary UFC fighter to defend two championship belts whereas actively holding the titles in each weight courses Saturday evening, incomes a dominant unanimous resolution over featherweight contender Spencer at UFC 250.
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Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt additionally knocked out Raphael Assunção an on the spot earlier than the second-round bell within the co-main occasion at a fan-free health club on the UFC’s company campus in Las Vegas.
UFC 250 was the second occasion held on the UFC Apex health club within the promotion’s hometown since its resumption in competitors amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Apex octagon is 25 toes in diameter as an alternative of the everyday 30 toes, and people shut quarters resulted in a number of entertaining finishes, together with spectacular knockouts by Garbrandt and fellow bantamweight star “Suga” Sean O’Malley.
Nunes (20-4), extensively thought of the best feminine fighter in blended martial arts historical past, is the UFC’s champion of the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. The record of two-division UFC champions is brief, and nobody else has defended each belts.
“Guys, no one else ever did that before!” Nunes stated. “It’s amazing. I knew something big was going to happen in my life. Sometimes you’re surprised by how big it is.”
While Nunes’ dominance was examined in her final bout towards bantamweight Germaine De Randamie in December, the comparatively inexperienced Spencer (8-2) offered little hazard to the champ, apart from the distant chance of breaking her fingers in repeated collisions with Spencer’s face.
Nunes battered the slower Spencer together with her fearsome hanging energy from the beginning, slicing the challenger’s face and later sending her mouthpiece flying away throughout the third spherical. Spencer had a nasty hematoma rising on her brow after the fourth spherical.
“I want to go to five rounds with the toughest girls, and tonight I proved it,” Nunes stated. “I knew Felicia was the toughest girl in this division, and I know she’s going to handle it exactly how she did tonight. I wanted to prove it. I could go to six rounds. Everything we worked on, I wanted to put in there.”
Nunes comfortably defended her featherweight belt for the primary time since taking it from Cris “Cyborg” Justino in December 2018. She has defended the bantamweight belt 5 occasions since 2016.
Nunes limped into her post-fight information convention with assist from her teaching employees. Her shins are sometimes sore after fights as a result of her kicks are so efficient.
The harm seemingly isn’t severe, however Nunes stated she could possibly be out for the remainder of the yr for happier causes: She and her companion, Nina Ansaroff, predict a toddler in three months.
Garbrandt (12-3) had misplaced three straight fights earlier than this spectacular efficiency ended with a proper cross that knocked out Assunção within the last second of the second spherical. Garbrandt retreated to the fence, dodged Assunção’s proper hand and landed an ideal shot to the face, sending Assunção tumbling backward and face-first to the canvas.
The win was Garbrandt’s first since December 2016, when he beat Dominick Cruz for the 135-pound title.
“I’ll never break in this life,” Garbrandt stated. “It’s a great learning experience for me, these last three years, and I think it’s going to be the best (in the) later part of my career.”
O’Malley (12-0) opened the pay-per-view portion of UFC 250 with a vicious one-punch knockout of veteran Eddie Wineland simply 1:54 into their bout.
O’Malley’s proper hand to the jaw deposited Wineland flat on his again together with his fingers nonetheless raised. O’Malley imperiously walked away from his single punch earlier than the mindless Wineland or the referee knew what occurred.
“When you’re as fast and accurate as I am, I’m gonna land first and I’m going to land early,” O’Malley stated. “And I landed on the button.”
Later, Aljamain Sterling rendered Cory Sandhagen unconscious with a rear bare choke simply 88 seconds right into a struggle to find out the subsequent contender for the bantamweight title. Sterling (19-3), who has 5 straight victories, swiftly locked in a full physique triangle and a deep choke to complete Sandhagen, who tapped out proper earlier than going to sleep.
Light heavyweight Devin Clark took a knee together with his fist raised within the air throughout his pre-fight introduction from Bruce Buffer. Clark then earned a unanimous-decision victory over beforehand unbeaten prospect Alonzo Menifield, persevering by a left eye closed by punches.
Clark and teammate Jon Jones frolicked on the streets of Albuquerque final weekend, chatting with protesters and serving to within the cleanup effort for property injury.
Clark didn’t communicate to the media after his struggle, as an alternative heading to a hospital for instant care.
But Sterling spoke out in help of the widespread protests following the dying of George Floyd in his post-fight interview.
“The world is in shambles right now, especially America,” Sterling stated. “We’ve got a lot going on in this country. It’s a great country, but there’s a lot of things that need to be changed, especially the injustices happening to minorities all across America. This one is for everybody back home fighting the good fight, protesting. I support you guys. I’m with you guys all the way.”
Featherweight Cody Stamann earned a dominant resolution over Brian Kelleher simply 10 days after the dying of Stamann’s 18-year-old brother, Jacob.
“It’s been real hard,” stated Stamann, who was visibly emotional within the cage. “I’ve been fighting tears all day. I had to buckle up and be a man and get this done for my family, for myself.”
(with Associated Press inputs)