UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight champion Amanda Nunes is expecting to defend her 145lbs title at UFC 250 this May in Brazil.
UFC 250 is scheduled for May 9th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a Men’s Bantamweight title fight between champion Henry Cejudo and former Featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, in what will be Cejudo’s 1st title defense at 135lbs.
According to Combate, Nunes is expecting to defend her title against one of the women competing at UFC Norfolk this weekend. Felicia Spencer is taking on Zarah Fairn, while Megan Anderson is going against Norma Dumont. According to the report, Nunes is expecting to take on 1 of the 4 of these women.
Amanda Nunes has also hinted on her Twitter that she is “very excited” for the card this weekend, indicating that she will be watching the fights of Spencer, Anderson, Fairn or Dumont closely.
“I’m very excited for the ufc card this week”
It would seem that Spencer would be the likely opponent for Nunes if she wins. Spencer lost a tough fight to Cris Cyborg in her last appearance, but she also has a dominant win over Anderson in her UFC debut. UFC president Dana White has also spoken highly of her. With that being said, if Fairn, Anderson, or Dumont put on an impressive performance, perhaps they could skip past Spencer for the title shot.
Amanda Nunes became the UFC Women’s Featherweight champion after taking the belt from Cris Cyborg in December, 2018 at UFC 232. Nunes is yet to defended her 145lbs title since winning it, as she has been focused on defending her 135lbs belt instead. She hinted after beating Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 that she would like to defend her Featherweight title next.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 28th February, 2020.
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