UFC 250 is exclusive to ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming service, in the United States, so the only way to watch the fight live is online. In this highly anticipated bout, Amanda Nunes takes on Felicia Spencer .
With the UFC moving full steam ahead after a forced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, all eyes are turning to UFC 250 on June 6. While the pandemic has made it difficult to pin down venues in advance, the fight card is most likely to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas or the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. VyStar has been the UFC’s home for events in May as the promotion has returned to action, but UFC president Dana White has stated a desire to move U.S. fights back to Las Vegas once the Nevada State Athletic Commission gives the go-ahead.
While the card is still in the works, one title fight is confirmed for the event, with Amanda Nunes putting her women’s featherweight championship on the line against Felicia Spencer. Nunes, who also holds the bantamweight title, will be making the first defense of her featherweight belt after winning the title with a 51-second knockout of Cris Cyborg in December 2018. She has made two successful bantamweight title defenses since that fight.
Spencer suffered her lone career defeat last July, a unanimous decision loss to Cyborg at UFC 240. She rebounded from that defeat in February with a first-round stoppage of Zarah Fairn Dos Santos. Spencer has experience in championship bouts, having won the Invicta FC featherweight title in November 2018.
UFC 250 fight card
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Felicia Spencer — Women’s featherweight title
- Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez — Flyweights
- Devin Clark vs. Alonzo Menifield — Light heavyweights
- Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert — Middleweights
- Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo — Middleweights
UFC 250 info
- Date: June 6 (expected)
- Location: To be determined
- Main event: To be determined
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
There is much speculation surrounding the UFC 250 main event. With less than a month until the card, the promotion is still working to put together the full card, including a big-name fight to serve as a pay-per-view headliner. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s first title defense was expected to take place in June in a rematch with Max Holloway, but that fight has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic and international travel restrictions.
There’s also been talks of welterweight champion Kamaru Usman finally linking up with Jorge Masvidal for the title, but nothing solid has come to the surface yet. Here’s a look at the fights the promotion has announced.
Felicia Spencer was recently booked to go head to head against ruling 145-pound titleholder, Amanda Nunes, at the up and coming UFC 250 compensation for every view (PPV) occasion, planned for Sat., May 9, 2020 out of a city and scene to be resolved after COVID-19 transformed Sao Paulo’s Ginasio do Ibirapuera into a field clinic.
Lamentably for the 8-1 “FeeNom,” Nunes selected to require her next title safeguard to be postponed, ideally after the coronavirus episode is managed so that “Lioness” can enroll a total battle camp. That could occur as ahead of schedule as June, however the Brazilian has been reserved on an accurate date.
Which leaves Spencer, 29, in limbo.
“I was unquestionably frustrated in light of the fact that when you get a date you work to be prepared,” Spencer told BJPenn.com. “In my mind, I was getting ready to battle in three weeks. We’ve been going through the motions to be prepared, getting things done all alone. I was prepared to complete the battle and come my direction. It was baffling that it would be expanded. It’s likewise not stretched out to where I can simply unwind, it’s only a couple of more weeks, similar to one more month. Possibly I’m a month and a half out, perhaps I’m seven weeks out, it’s not far enough away that I can pull back. It will be an all-encompassing camp. I’ll be preparing for this battle for like 11 weeks now.”
Keep in mind, this battle was declared on March 5, some time before isolate.
“I think it is more diligently on my body as I had an eight-week battle camp for Norfolk. I at that point had fourteen days off got the battle offer and had an additional eight-week camp,” Spencer proceeded. “Presently, I’m simply must remain in camp and be in it for a subverted measure of time. It might be a 12 or a 15-week camp and that will be more enthusiastically on my body. I can’t enjoy a reprieve right now since I’ll be battling in June presumably. It’s past the point where it is possible to take a break so it would’ve been ideal to know a month back, so on the off chance that she had no aim of battling on May 9, I wish she would’ve said it sooner.”