- Amanda Nunes became the first fighter in UFC history to defend championships in two weight classes during her title reign.
- The bantamweight and featherweight champion beat Felicia Spencer so bad on Saturday in Las Vegas that her opponent was cut and had a grotesque hematoma erupt from her forehead.
- Nunes, likened to Tom Brady by the UFC president Dana White earlier this week, said the win was “a lot of fun.”
- “I proved it once again – I’m the best on the planet right now,” she said.
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Amanda Nunes brutally bludgeoned her UFC 250 opponent so bad it was like she was armed with an axe.
The UFC president Dana White lauded Nunes before the Las Vegas show as a Tom Brady-esque athlete, setting records which may never be beat.
She’s “the greatest female mixed martial artist ever,” White told the press before Saturday’s showdown, adding: “She’s [achieved] Brady status, trying to make the records that it will take an incredible athlete to break Nunes’ records.”
At the UFC-owned Apex facility on June 6, Nunes ensured White’s words did not come back to haunt him as she won every round in dominant fashion, opened a cut between Spencer’s eyes, and hit her opponent so hard and so relentlessly that a grotesque hematoma erupted on her bloodied forehead.
Nunes out-threw Spencer at a rate of two shots to one, was clearly the heavier hitter of the two women, and attacked her head and body, asserting authority from distance and on the ground.
At one point, she punched the mouthpiece out of Spencer’s mouth.
Cartoon level power! ????
— UFC (@ufc) June 7, 2020
Some observers felt Spencer’s corner could have thrown in the towel, as Nunes was so superior.
— ESPN (@espn) June 7, 2020
Nick Peet, a pundit for BT Sport in the UK, said there was no way back into the fight for Spencer from the fourth round.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) June 7, 2020
The judges unanimously scored the fight 50-44 to Nunes
Though Nunes won the five-round fight by six points on two scorecards, the margin could have been far wider as there were other rounds which were as dominant as the fourth, which two judges scored as a 10-8.
Nunes said the win was “a lot of fun.” She said: “All the respect to my opponent, I feel so great, I feel so prepared, it makes me smile because … I was there in the fight doing my best, that’s what made me smile the whole time.
“We all knew that she was very tough,” Nunes added. “I’m a very smart fighter, I saw right away that I had an advantage on the feet with her and on the ground as well.”
Nunes, now the first fighter to defend championships in two weight classes at the same time, has the most wins in women’s UFC history, and has the longest win streak in women’s UFC history.
“I proved it once again – I’m the best on the planet right now,” she said. “I’m the greatest of all time.”