Amanda Nunes pulled off a dominating performance at UFC 250. As a result of her 5 round annihilation of Felicia Spencer, ‘Lioness’ became the first fighter in UFC history to defend one title whilst still holding a title from another weight division. After the fight, the top-ranked female pound-for-pound fighter looked so fresh that fans could have been forgiven for thinking that she had just walked into the Octagon.
Fans and Analysts react to Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer
Chamatkar Sandhu highlighted the fact that ‘Lioness’ had accomplished what Conor McGregor, Henry Cejudo, and Daniel Cormier couldn’t. He tweeted, “Amanda Nunes becomes the first double champ in UFC history to successfully defend both belts. She defeats Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision.”
Amanda Nunes becomes the first double champ in UFC history to successfully defend both belts. She defeats Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision. #UFC250
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 7, 2020
ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani tweeted the score and provided a stat to highlight ‘Lioness’ performance.
Two 50-44s for Nunes and one 50-45.
Nunes’ streak extends to 11. Longest ever in the UFC’s women’s divisions.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 7, 2020
Meanwhile, 15th ranked Strawweight fighter Angela Hill said, “Nunes makes me wanna be better.”
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 7, 2020
Another user tweeted an image of the post-fight. It featured Bruce Buffer finishing up the closing formalities. On one side ‘Lioness’ had her arm raised whilst on the other ‘Feenom’s battered and bruised face. He commended her for her heart as she kept at it despite getting pummeled.
— Tony (@Tony96116971) June 7, 2020
Meanwhile, another user highlighted ‘Lioness’ dominance by saying it works against her as she is always the odds on favorite.
“People talk about Amanda Nunes not being a draw or a star, but I think the #1 reason she isn’t a global star is that she’s expected to win. There hasn’t been anyone we were really surprised she beat. She’s simply too elite for current competitors.”
People talk about Amanda Nunes not being a draw or a star, but I think the #1 reason she isn’t a global star is that she’s expected to win. There hasn’t been anyone we were really surprised she beat. She’s simply too elite for current competitors. #UFC250
— MacMally🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) June 7, 2020
She certainly is elite having notched up wins over Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, and Miesha Tate on her near 6-year unbeaten streak.
Moreover, ‘Lioness’ class did not go unnoticed as she let ‘Feenom’ put the belt on her right shoulder and warmly embraced her. The mutual respect was evident throughout the bout with both fighters touching gloves before every round.
What did you make of Amanda Nunes’ dominant win at UFC 250? Who do you see her face next?
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