Wallid Ismail: Paulo Costa will postpone light heavyweight move after Israel Adesanya’s ‘disgusting’ post-fight antics.  It was originally planned to take place on May 9 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. His fight takes place on the televised prelims, and he will get a tough veteran in Brian Kelleher. UFC 250 card and results Amanda Nunes (c) def.  The pairing was rescheduled for this event. , A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Henry Cejudo (also former UFC Flyweight Champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling) and former WEC and two-time UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo was expected to serve as the initial event headliner. Dana White offers potential opponents for both middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz following their wins at UFC 253. Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling will look for his fifth win in a row as he faces Cory Sandhagen in a fight that may determine the next title challenger at 135 pounds. MAIN EVENT: Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer, Co-Main Event: Raphael Assuncao vs. Cody Garbrandt, Paulo Costa breaks silence on loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, vows to win UFC belt ‘whether you like it or not’. On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a new set of protocols to deal with COVID-19 as combat sports is set to return there for the first time since March. Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights.  This event also featured fighters that were pulled from other events previously cancelled. Prediction: Garbrandt via second-round TKO; Sandhagen via decision; O'Malley via third-round TKO; Stamann via decision. Raphael Assuncao via second-round knockout (punch) Her last two fights have been to defend her bantamweight championship as she continues the best career in women's MMA to date. , The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses. Both are on big winning streaks and have a case to fight for the belt right now, so a win will solidify the case for either. She's a natural featherweight who has also made appearances at lightweight, and Spencer will make Nunes carry her weight in the clinch while trying to drag her to the mat. The poster for UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer.  On April 7, it was announced that the venue will be used as a field hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic and would not be able to host the fight card. Overall, it's a fun night of fights with some close matchups that will shape the future of their respective weight classes. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. Assuncao won't be an easy test. That's a question we will likely see play out when she faces Spencer. Felicia Spencer Title Fight Amanda Nunes def. Here, the Bleacher Report MMA writers offer our picks for each of the main card fights. If Spencer can weather the early storm, then we enter some uncharted territory for The Lioness. Former two-time bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz replaced Aldo. , The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). On paper, Spencer doesn't measure up to those names, but she does bring different challenges to the table. ET). Dana White is not happy with Conor McGregor after the former two-division UFC champion shared a series of private messages between then during a Twitter tirade on Friday.  However, Heinisch’s cornerman was retested and cleared, allowing the original pairing to stay intact. Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45) Cody Garbrandt def. Rozenstruik.  Nunes announced on April 20 that she would not compete at a new proposed event for May 9 due to her desire to have a full training camp. UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV. However, his issues have arguably been strategic in nature and can be fixed. Nunes has taken down every challenge put in front of her. 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However, Garbrandt pulled out on March 12 due to kidney issues. Here’s the full UFC 250 card including broadcast details. The UFC 250 main card will be rounded out by Neil Magny facing off with Rocco Martin in welterweight action and Sean O’Malley returning to face veteran bantamweight Eddie Wineland. The UFC 250 fight card features two-division champion Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao in an event set to go down at the UFC's Apex Facility in Las Vegas. Cory Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling also square off in what could amount to a title eliminator. A pair of important bantamweight fights will also be featured on the main card. Nunes has defended 80 percent of the takedowns attempted against her in her UFC career. In those losses, Garbrandt made the mistake of getting drawn into a firefight when he was winning the technical exchanges. Spencer's style lends itself to taking advantage of the size disparity.  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She is far from a natural featherweight and has only fought in the division once in her UFC career. The UFC 250 fight card features two-division champion Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao in an event set to go down at the UFC… But it didn't actually give us a chance to see how Nunes can handle herself at the heavier weight when an opponent survives her first barrage. , On May 10, it was confirmed that UFC 250 was going to take place on June 6 in the United States, with the previously mentioned UFC Women's Featherweight Championship bout between Nunes and Spencer expected to headline the event. Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. Which Bantamweight Will Emerge as the Biggest Winner? , On June 4, Ian Heinisch was removed from his scheduled bout with Gerald Meerschaert due to a cornerman testing positive for COVID-19. Paulo Costa suffered the first loss of his MMA career in the main event of UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. Can Nunes Be Just as Dominant at Featherweight? So with all of these names in the same division fighting in close proximity, it is going to be the rare opportunity to compare the fighters side-by-side. If you're a fan of the bantamweight division, this card is a dream.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed (see section below). Nunes has disposed of her last 10 opponents with relative ease, with a split decision against Valentina Shevchenko the closest call.  On April 21, the UFC confirmed that UFC 249 would be moved to May 9 and UFC 250 was pushed back to June 6. Stamann will need to put up the best performance to get noticed. The losses have led to critics rightfully wondering if Garbrandt's chin is already shot. Then came T.J. Dillashaw and back-to-back knockout losses followed by another loss to Pedro Munhoz. He was then expected to be replaced by promotional newcomer Anthony Ivy. UFC 250 is now official as the promotion returns to Las Vegas for its next scheduled pay-per-view. Garbrandt and Assuncao come in as the co-main event. Garbrandt's return to the Octagon against a longtime contender in Raphael Assuncao is fascinating. Garbrandt is looking to bounce back after a three-fight skid that includes two losses to T.J. Dillashaw. This question might seem basic at face value. The main UFC 250 fight card starts at 10 p.m. The full fight card for UFC 250 has finally been revealed including the main card and prelims with Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer headlining the show on June 6. The 51-second knockout only answered the question of whether her prodigious power transfers at the heavier weight class. The main event is Nunes' first attempt at defending the featherweight title she earned against Cris Cyborg in December 2018. It was originally planned to take place on May 9 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. No Love's career has seen a fascinating trajectory. UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on June 6, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. It clearly does. Dana White accuses Conor McGregor of sharing private Twitter messages, breaking ‘man code’; McGregor responds ‘stop lying’.