Nunes Conquers Spencer
Amanda Nunes went the distance in a mega-fight with Felicia Spencer as she defended her title. Despite the fact the fight went the distance, there was no doubt as to the winner.
Nunes picked off Spencer at will, with a flurry of punches and kicks. Credit goes to Spencer for avoiding a KO loss, but her own shots bounced off Nunes without any noticeable effect. In the eyes of many fans, Nunes could have won the fight if she had fought with her hands tied behind her back after five minutes.
Nunes’ win makes her the first UFC fighter in history to hold two titles and actively defend them. Already, Nunes has cemented her legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time to enter the Octagon.
Garbrandt Continues his Comeback
Cody Garbrandt reminded people that he’s still a man to be feared. His relentless rise through the Bantamweight division was tempered by three straight KO losses, with many fans saying he’d lost his touch.
“No Love’ is continued his comeback to prominence by using a devastating combination of speed and power to KO Raphael Assuncao at the end of round two. He won practically every exchange against Assuncao until his single right hook brought an end to the fight.
For fans of Garbrandt, his composure during his last couple of fights will be a welcome sign.
Sterling Delivers a Sterling Performance Against Cory Sandhagen
For many fight fans, this was the fight they were most looking forward to. Aljamain Sterling delivered an incredible performance to put Sandhagen to sleep in round one.
Sterling brought his usual quick urgency to the fight. Against Sandhagen, he charged forwards with confidence. Wrapping his opponent’s leg up and taking him down, Sandhagen could do little to avoid being wrapped up by Sterling.
Finding himself in trouble early in the fight, Sandhagen could do little against a fresh Sterling. Within seconds, the fight was over and the ‘Funkmaster’ continued to add to his reputation.
UFC 250 Surprises
Most fans will admit they were surprised at the quality of the fights. With Dana White struggling to build a card in the weeks running up to the event, this was a great night of fighting, with some dominating performances and a piece of history made.
UFC 250 was a major feather in the cap of Dana White as professional sport gradually returns to normality.