Another Saturday night means another big event from the UFC being broadcast around the world. This time around it’s UFC 250 from the Apex gym in Las Vegas. A milestone event for Dana White and the UFC with their 250th Pay-Per-View.
There’s definitely been bigger headliners in some of the other 249 PPV events but there’s still plenty of action to look forward to with Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer scheduled as the main event.
Lets take a look at the betting for that fight and some of the other fights on Saturday night’s main card.
Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer
Saturday 6th June 11:45PM (approx.)
32-year-old Brazilian Nunes is the heavy favourite for this one. Here, she will be defending her featherweight crown for the first time since defeating Cris Cyborg with a 51-second knockout in December 2018. Nunes is also the reigning bantamweight champion and she hasn’t lost inside the Octagon since 2014. The -725 favourite is on 10 fight undefeated streak – the longest ever by a female fighter in the UFC.
Nunes’ opponent Felicia Spencer does not have such a storied career inside the Octagon. Her sole professional loss came to the aforementioned Cyborg in July of last year. She bounced back from that defeat with a first round TKO of her own against Zarah Fairn on February 29th. The Montreal based fighter has had a slightly different preparation to this weekend’s other participants. Spencer has spent the last few months teaching algebra as part of her job with the Florida Virtual School. She is the big underdog at +410 with CanPlay.
Our tip for this one is for Nunes to win by KO/TKO/Submission/DQ at -165.
Raphael Assuncao vs Cody Garbrandt
Saturday 6th June 11:15PM (approx.)
Saturday night’s co-main event sees two fighters on losing streaks go head-to-head. Assuncao has not won since 2018 although he is still the No.5 ranked fighter in the bantamweight division. His opponent Garbrandt has not won since 2016. That was the much-hyped title fight against Dominick Cruz. Since that victory he has lost three in a row, all by KO.
This is a chance for both men to arrest their slide and start their ascent back up the bantamweight rankings. The odds show that this fight is fairly evenly matched. Garbrandt is slight favourite at -110 while Assuncao can be backed to win at +100 with CanPlay.
Neither man has shown winning from and it’s really hard to call. We’re backing Garbrandt to just shade the bout and win on points. That’s available to back at +240 with CanPlay.
Eddie Wineland vs Sean O’Malley
Saturday 6th June 10PM (approx.)
To finish off this week’s preview we’re going to look further down the main card to Eddie Wineland versus Sean O’Malley.
The undefeated O’Malley is a fan favourite and a future bantamweight champion in the making. This is a good match-up between two players heading in opposite directions in their career. Wineland has been fighting professionally since 2006 and has 24-13-1 record coming into this fight. His most recent bout was a TKO victory over Grigory Popov on the 8th June last year.
‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley has a perfect 11-0-0 record including a 1st round KO in his last fight at the beginning of March. He will most likely be given a title bout in the next 18 months provided he wins out between then and now.
O’Malley to win by KO/TKO/Submission/DQ at -120 with CanPlay is our best bet for this fight.