Felicia Spencer is scheduled to take on Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Featherweight title at UFC 250, which takes place on May 9 in Nunes’ country of Brazil.
The announcement was made by ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto on his official Twitter.
“Breaking: Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight belt against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on May 9 in Brazil, per Dana White. First defense of the 145 pound belt. And Spencer, whew. She will have fought Cyborg Justino and Amanda Nunes within a span of 10 months.”
Felicia Spencer has been granted a title shot after her 1st-round TKO of Zarah Fairn at last weekend’s UFC Norfolk event. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Spencer will be given the title shot, as Megan Anderson, who is another top Women’s Featherweight contender, also picked up a 1st-round knockout win over Norma Dumont on the same card. Some fans and media were speculating that she might be next for Nunes. This is not something that Spencer agreed with, as she made the case that she holds a submission victory over Anderson, which was most likely the deciding factor in her getting the title shot.
Before picking up a win at UFC Norfolk, Spencer lost to former UFC Women’s Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg by a unanimous decision after a brave performance.
Cyborg lost her UFC Women’s Featherweight title to Amanda Nunes in December of 2018, after being stopped due to a barrage of punches in the 1st-round. Nunes is also the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, so this dominant victory over Cyborg made her the first women’s 2-division UFC champion.
Amanda Nunes is yet to defended her UFC Women’s Featherweight belt. since she won it. She has 2 successful title defense at over Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie at Women’s Bantamweight. This is set to change later this May, when she puts her belt on the line against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 6th March, 2020.