UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Live Coverage

UFC holds pay-per-view event “UFC 250” on Saturday night. Headlining the show, UFC Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her belt against Felicia Spencer. Follow along throughout the night to get updates on the event, which takes place from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

A preview of the show can be viewed here.

Quick Results – Click a fight to skip to its part:

Early Prelims (6PM EDT / 3PM PDT) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 1: Herbert Burns def. Evan Dunham via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:20)

Bout 2: Devin Clark def. Alonzo Menifield via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 3: Alex Perez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO, Leg Kick (RD 1, 4:06)

Prelims (7PM EDT / 4PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 1, 4 & 5)

Bout 4: Maki Pitolo def. Charles Byrd via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 1:10)

Bout 5: Cody Stamann def. Brian Kelleher via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 6: Ian Heinisch def. Gerald Meerschaert via TKO, Punches (RD 1, 1:14)

Bout 7: Alex Caceres def. Chase Hooper via Decision, Unanimous

Main Card (10PM EDT / 7PM PDT) (PPV)

Bout 8: Sean O’Malley (11-0) vs. Eddie Wineland (24-13-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 9: Neil Magny def. Anthony Rocco Martin via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 10: Aljamain Sterling def. Cory Sandhagen via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:28)

Bout 11: Cody Garbrandt def. Raphael Assuncao via KO, Right Hook (RD 2, 4:59)

Bout 12: Amanda Nunes def. Felicia Spencer via Decision, Unanimous (UFC Featherweight Championship)

Live Coverage:

 

Nunes Earns Scorecard Sweep, Makes History

After a dominating five rounds of battle, Amanda Nunes got a scorecard win over Felicia Spencer, making the first defence of her UFC Featherweight Championship.

The win makes Nunes the first double-champion in the UFC to make a defence in both weight classes. Also, Nunes moves to 11-straight victories.

“When she connected her first punch on me Joe  [Rogan], I knew she would never knock me out,” said Nunes in her post-fight interview on the pay-per-view broadcast.

Throughout the 25-minute fight, Nunes was the harder and faster striker. Spencer showcased her toughness by staying in the fight throughout.

“I know she’s very tough. I say in all my interviews this weekend: I know what she’s capable of,” said Nunes after the fight.

In a show of respect, Nunes put her championship belt on the shoulder of Spencer after the fight.

Nunes versus Spencer play-by-play.

Garbrandt Scores Buzzer-Beating Victory

Getting a buzzer-beater victory, Cody Garbrandt scored a right hook that dropped Raphael Assuncao at the end of round two.

After two close rounds of stand-up, the second round ended with a hard punch from Garbrandt that made Assuncao land on his face. After the referee initially motioned for the round to end, he quickly ruled the fight over after seeing how hurt Assuncao was.

The win snapped a three-fight losing streak that dated back to 2017 for “No Love” Garbrandt.

“My passion is back,” said Garbrandt afterwards.

Garbrandt versus Assuncao play-by-play.

Sterling Stops Sandhagen Early, Makes Bid For Bantamweight Belt

Hopping on the back of Cory Sandhagen, Aljamain Sterling slipped in a rear naked choke to win his fight in the first round.

“The world is in shambles right now, especially in America.

“This one’s for everybody at home fighting the good fight protesting,” said Sterling after the fight, mentioning the protests going on across the world, especially in the United States currently.

The fight put Sterling up next for a bantamweight title shot, as earlier in the week UFC President Dana White said the winner would be next in line.

“Win the belt,” Sandhagen told Sterling after the fight.

Sterling versus Sandhagen play-by-play.

Magny Gets Decision Win

Picking up a decision win, Neil Magny prevailed over Anthony Rocco Martin after three rounds of a fight that weighed heavily on striking and clinch-work.

“At worst, I thought it was a split decision win. It was too close for comfort,” said Magny afterwards, admitting that he thought the fight was closer than how the judges saw it.

Magny versus Martin play-by-play.

O’Malley Knocks Out Wineland, Continuing “The Sugar Show”

Remaining undefeated, “Sugar” Sean O’Malley floored Eddie Wineland with a right cross in the first round to win. The walk-off victory

“I think that was worth 100 G’s instead of 50 G’s,” said O’Malley after the fight, implying he wants a “performance of the night” bonus.

The win gave O’Malley his 12th straight win as a pro.

O’Malley versus Wineland play-by-play.

Caceres Sweeps Scorecards Against Youngster

Slight underdog Alex Caceres put on a dominating performance, taking a unanimous decision win over Chase Hooper. The win took away the undefeated record that Hooper boasted coming into the fight.

“I know I’m a gatekeeper right now … but I proved I can rise above that,” said Caceres after the fight.

Hooper, at 20-years-old, was making his second fight in the UFC.

Caceres versus Hooper play-by-play.

Heinisch Gets Back To Winning

Bouncing back from a few losses, Ian Heinisch stopped Gerald Meerschaert with punches in the first round of a preliminary bout. Connecting with an overhand right, Heinisch dropped Meerschaert before finishing the fight on the ground.

“My plan is to move to Thailand. I might split it up half-and-half,” said Heinisch, who trained in Thailand for this fight.

Heinisch versus Meerschaert play-by-play.

Stamann Pulls Off Decision Win

A close and tough striking battle went the way of Cody Stamann, who got a unanimous decision over Brian Kelleher.

The end of the fight was emotional for Stamann, who lost his brother Jacob in May.

“It’s been hard. I’ve been fighting tears all day,” said Stamann after the fight. “I had to buckle up and be a man to get this done.”

Stamann versus Kelleher play-by-play.

Pitolo Gets Explosive Second Round Win

A fast start in the second round gave Maki Pitolo a win over Charles Byrd, finishing him with punches on the ground.

Pitolo was gaining momentum to start the second round. Reminiscent of his “Dana White’s Contender Series” fight, Pitolo landed numerous body punches on the feet. Sweeping the feet of Byrd, Pitolo scored with hammerfist punches until the fight ended.

Pitlo seemed confident in his win afterwards, saying “that’s how the cards played out, baby.”

The win was a bounce back from a debut loss at UFC 243 for Pitolo.

Pitolo versus Byrd play-by-play.

Perez Earns Rare Leg Kick TKO Win

A ranked flyweight matchup went in favour of Alex Perez, getting a leg kick finish over Jussier Formiga. Perez was the more active striker, throwing lots of punches while aloso targeting the lead leg of Formiga.

“I’ve wrestled in high school where there’s only like four people in the damn building,” said Perez afterwards, highlighting how fighting with no crowd is not a new feeling ton him.

Heading into the fight, Perez was ranked ninth in the flyweight division. He should expect a jump in the rankings, as Formiga was ranked fourth.

Perez versus Formiga play-by-play.

Clark Takes An “O”

Coming back from a tough first round, Devin Clark took a unanimous decision win over Alonzo Menifield. The win ended the nine-fight undefeated career that Menifield had leading up to this bout.

The first round saw Menifield aggressive and powerful, landing hard shots that hurt Clark. In the other two-thirds of the fight, fatigue allowed Clark to dominate in clinches and takedowns.

After the fight, Clark and his team did the “raised fist” pose, a icon synonymous with many movements, but right now is most relevant in the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Clark versus Menifield play-by-play.

Burns Finishes Dunham Quick

Kicking off the preliminary card, Herbert Burns got a quick rear naked choke win over Evan Dunham.

The win was quick, as Burns got a takedown early, going down on the back of Dunham. Dunham tapped out quickly after the choke was put on.

After the fight, Burns was limping around octagon.

The win for Burns comes a week after his brother, Gilbert, won a UFC main event.

Dunham was making his return to MMA, having last fought in 2018. The fight was at a rare catchweight of 150-pounds.

Burns versus Dunham play-by-play.

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