UFC 250 Results: Amanda Nunes Defends The Gold, While Sterling, Garbrandt & O'Malley Make Statements

#2 Aljamain Sterling vs. #4 Cory Sandhagen

Round One: The round begins with the fighters throwing some kicks, Sterling grabs a kicking Sandhagen and he gets him up against the cage wall. Sterling jumps on the back of a standing Sandhagen and he gets him to the ground, Sterling attacks Sandhagen with ground and pound. Sterling locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #2 Aljamain Sterling def. #4 Cory Sandhagen by submission via rear naked choke (1:28, R1)

#5 Raphael Assuncao vs. #9 Cody Garbrandt

Round One: The round begins with Garbrandt attacking Assuncao with some leg kicks, Assuncao starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Assuncao goes for a high kick and Garbrandt blocks it, Garbrandt and Assuncao both go for spinning head kicks. Garbrandt comes forward and he pops Assuncao with a right, Garbrandt lands a right before eating a counter right from Assuncao. Assuncao goes for a spinning attack as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garbrandt

Round Two: The round begins with Assuncao swinging away at Garbrandt, Garbrandt causes a scramble before nailing Assuncao with a head kick. Assuncao and Garbrandt exchange some leg kicks, Garbrandt then nails Assuncao with a kick to the midsection. Assuncao comes forward and he attacks Garbrandt with an overhand right, Garbrandt and Assuncao get into a brief striking exchange. Garbrandt rocks Assuncao with a right hook to the head, Garbrandt levels a swinging Assuncao with a counter right hook and Assuncao goes out cold.

Official Result: #9 Cody Garbrandt def. #5 Raphael Assuncao by KO via punch (4:59, R2)

UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Felicia Spencer

Round One: The round begins with Nunes attempting a front kick against Spencer, Spencer charges at Nunes while swinging away at her. Nunes starts attacking Spencer with some leg kicks, Nunes starts landing some rights against Spencer. Nunes nails a charging Spencer with a straight right, Spencer gets a kicking Nunes against the cage wall. Nunes scores a takedown on Spencer and she gets side control, Spencer scrambles and Nunes gets her in a seated position. Spencer then gets Nunes in the half guard position, Nunes attacks Spencer with some ground and pound. Spencer gets Nunes in her full guard while eating more strikes, Nunes keeps top control until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round Two: The round begins with Spencer attacking Nunes with some jabs, Nunes attacks Spencer with some rights. Spencer eats a right while kicking Nunes in the midsection, Nunes goes after Spencer with some leg kicks. Nunes backs up Spencer while landing a right, Nunes scores a takedown on Spencer and she gets north/south position. Nunes postures up and she allows Spencer to get up as well, Nunes stays at a distance while picking Spencer apart with strikes. Spencer goes for a high kick and Nunes blocks it, Nunes throws an overhand right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 20-18 for Nunes)

Round Three: The round begins with Spencer nailing Nunes with a knee strike to the face, Nunes starts landing more combos against Spencer. Spencer goes for a takedown and Nunes defends against it, Nunes then nails a swinging Spencer with a counter right. Spencer responds by hitting Nunes with a two punch combination, Nunes attacks Spencer with multiple two punch combinations. Nunes throws Spencer to the ground and lets her stand back up, Nunes then nails Spencer with a right to the midsection. Nunes keeps Spencer near the cage wall while swinging away at her, Nunes then cracks Spencer with a right. Spencer starts hunting for takedowns against Nunes, Nunes then hits Spencer with an uppercut. Nunes swings away at Spencer as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nunes (Overall Score: 30-27 for Nunes)

Round Four: The round begins with Spencer charging at Nunes while swinging away at her, Nunes and Spencer exchange some leg kicks. Nunes backs Spencer up while swinging away at her, Nunes trips up Spencer and she lets her get back up. Spencer cracks a kicking Nunes with a counter right, Nunes nails Spencer with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Nunes scores a takedown on Spencer and she lets her get back up while throwing some kicks, Spencer comes forward and she pops Nunes with a right. Nunes nails Spencer with leg kicks followed by a two punch combination, Nunes rocks a kicking Spencer with a pair of counter rights. Spencer goes for a takedown and Nunes cracks her with some strikes, Nunes rolls for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Nunes (Overall Score: 40-35 for Nunes)

Round Five: The round begins with Nunes landing some jabs against Spencer, Nunes backs Spencer into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Spencer goes for a takedown and Nunes defends against it, Nunes gets back control on the ground while landing strikes. Spencer scrambles and she gets Nunes in her half guard, Spencer eventually gets Nunes in her full guard. Nunes attacks Spencer with ground and pound, Nunes gets to her feet and she makes Spencer stand as well. The referee halts the fight to have the doctor check a cut on Spencer’s head, the action resumes with Nunes scoring a takedown on Spencer after landing a right. Spencer gets up and Nunes drags her to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Nunes (Final Score: 50-43 for Nunes)

Official Result: Amanda Nunes def. Felicia Spencer by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45) to retain the title

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