UFC 250 takes place in Las Vegas after the Covid-19 Pandemic on Saturday. In this fight, women’s featherweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her title against Felicia Spencer at the main card.
The 12-bout UFC 250 card takes place at the Apex facility, and the main card Nunes vs. Spencer is set for 10 p.m. ET.
UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer Preview
Amanda Nunes (19-4) is now widely considered the top female MMA fighter of all time. Her legacy started with her 48-second destruction of Ronda Rousey in December 2016 and was cemented with a 51-second knockout of Cyborg two years later. The hard-punching Brazilian was 9-4 in her MMA career following a stoppage loss to Cat Zingano in September 2014.
She has since won 10 straight bouts, seven coming by stoppage, while becoming a two-division titleholder. The 32-year-old also won the bantamweight title from Miesha Tate at UFC 200 and has successfully defended it five times.
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Felicia Spencer (8-1), 29, has emerged as a rising star on the strength of three strong performances in the UFC while going 2-1. Her lone defeat came in a competitive decision loss to Cyborg last July. The Canadian bounced back with a first-round stoppage of Zarah Fairn Dos Santos in February.
There are many observers who believe her varied skill set and resilience provide a legitimate threat to Nunes. You can only see Marley’s Spencer vs. Nunes picks here.
UFC 250 Predictions
We’ll reveal one of Marley’s UFC 250 predictions here: He’s backing Alonzo Menifield (-220) to get the best of Devin Clark (+190) in a matchup of light heavyweight prospects.
Clark (11-4) has gone 4-4 in eight UFC bouts since joining the promotion in July 2016. He has had trouble gaining traction, as he has alternated wins and losses in his last six bouts. He is looking to build off a decision win against Dequan Townsend in January.
Menifield (9-0) is a fast-rising contender who has seen his first two UFC bouts end with a first-round stoppage. He landed on the promotion’s radar with a strong showing on “Dana White’s Contender Series” and landed a roster spot. He knocked out dangerous veteran Paul Craig in June of last year.
“A knockout from Menifield is the most likely outcome,” Marley told SportsLine. “He is good enough to stuff takedowns or get back to his feet. I see him landing a big shot at some point and putting Clark away.”
UFC 250 picks
Marley also has strong picks for Nunes vs. Spencer and every other bout on the UFC 250 card. He’s also backing one fighter who “can win by knockout, submission, or decision.” You can see that UFC picks at SportsLine.
UFC 250 Odds
- Amanda Nunes (-650) vs. Felicia Spencer (+475)
- Cody Garbrandt (-145) vs. Raphael Assuncao (+125)
- Aljamain Sterling (-115) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-105)
- Neil Magny (-145) vs. Anthony Rocco Martin (+125)
- Sean O’Malley (-440) vs. Eddie Wineland (+360)
- Chase Hooper (-150) vs. Alex Caceres (+130)
- Ian Heinisch (-125) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (+105)
- Cody Stamann (-275) vs. Brian Kelleher (+235)
- Charles Byrd (-170) vs. Maki Pitolo (+150)
- Alex Perez (-140) vs. Jussier Formiga (+120)
- Alonzo Menifield (-220) vs. Devin Clark (+190)
- Herbert Burns (-240) vs. Evan Dunham (+200)