Two-weight champion Amanda Nunes will move back up to featherweight for her next title defense against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 in Sao Paulo, Brazil according to Dana White, who says that verbal agreements are in place for the bout.
Nunes won the featherweight title in spectacular fashion back in December of 2018 when she took just 51 seconds to knockout the previously dominant queen of the division Cris Cyborg.
That’s been the one and only foray into fighting at 145lbs so far for ‘The Lioness’ though, having since moved back to 135lbs to continue to defend her other belt there, earning a head kick KO victory over Holly Holm and a unanimous decision victory against Germaine de Randamie.
Fresh off a first round TKO victory over Zarah Fairn dos Santos just last weekend, former Invicta FC featherweight champion Spencer now gets the chance to test herself against the No.1 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in the sport.
Spencer’s UFC run began with a submission victory over Megan Anderson in May of last year, but her perfect 7-0 record up to that point then suffered a blemish after a unanimous decision loss against Cris Cyborg.
Nunes vs Spencer will join a UFC 250 card that is set to be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo.