Amanda Nunes will be looking to defend her UFC featherweight title with an 11th straight victory when she takes on Felicia Spencer on Saturday in the main event at UFC 250 as a heavy minus-650 favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Nunes has emerged as the dominant force in women’s MMA during her rise to the top of both the UFC featherweight and bantamweight divisions, and has finished opponents in the first round in six of her 10 recent victories going into Saturday night’s bout at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The first woman to become a two-division UFC champion, Nunes has fought as a featherweight just once in 16 octagon appearances since 2011. The 32-year-old Brazilian pulled off a stunning upset with her first-round KO victory over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 that earned her the UFC featherweight crown, paying out on plus-160 odds. However, Nunes faced a stiffer challenge in her last outing, and needed a unanimous nod from the judges to defend her UFC bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 as a minus-450 wager.
The former Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion, Spencer makes her first bid for a UFC title sporting underdog plus-425 odds at online betting sites. Born in Montreal, Spencer is coming off an opening-round TKO victory over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 169. The win came on the heels of her first defeat as a pro, a three-round unanimous decision loss to Cyborg at UFC 240 as a plus-325 underdog, and marked her second opening-round finish in three appearances since joining the UFC early last year.
Elsewhere on the UFC 250 odds, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt looks to put the brakes on a three-fight losing streak as he takes on Raphael Assuncao as a minus-150 favourite. Garbrandt took his first loss as a pro when he lost his belt to TJ Dillashaw by second-round TKO at UFC 217. “No Love” fared no better in his rematch with Dillashaw at UFC 227, falling by TKO in the first round as a +110 wager, and he followed up with a stunning opening-round TKO loss to Pedro Munhoz last time out at UFC 235.
Listed as a plus-120 underdog for Saturday night, Assuncao also has work to do to overcome a two-fight losing streak, capped by a three-round unanimous decision loss to Cory Sandhagen at UFC 241. Sandhagen returns to the octagon on Saturday as a narrow minus-110 underdog in his bantamweight clash with Aljamain Sterling, while Neil Magny battles fellow welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin as minus-145 chalk.