UFC 250 - Night of the Bantamweight
Despite a headlining bout between two-division champion Amanda Nunez and Canadian contender Felicia Spencer that looked more like a sparring session than a title shot, UFC 250 managed to deliver some noteworthy highlights from the bantamweight division.
Opening the main card, The "Suga Show" Sean O'Malley delivered what is already being called one of the best walkoff knockouts seen in the sport. At all of 25 years old, O'Malley is an unbeaten 12-0 and quickly becoming a household name with finishes like this.
The night would offer two contenders for knockout of the year honors. Cody Garbrant provided an emphatic reason to return his name into the "best of the division" conversation by sleeping a competent, Raphael Assuncao. Right before the bell to end the second round, Garbrant landed the kind of right hand that could remove the soul from a body. It was the equivalent to being posterized in basketball. Not to mention, Assuncao is one of the most durable dudes in the division.
As for the headlining Nunes and Spencer bout, Nunes is the victim of minimal competition that can perform at her level. The fight never felt competitive and that's less Spencer's ability and more Nunes' superiority. When have the GOAT conversations, it would be criminal to omit Nunes.
Check the complete results from UFC 250 below.
- Amanda Nunes (c) def. Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
- Cody Garbrandt def. Raphael Assuncao via second-round knockout (punch)
- Aljamain Sterling def. Cory Sandhagen via first-round submission (rear naked choke)
- Neil Magny def. Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Sean O'Malley def. Eddie Wineland via first-round knockout (punch)
- Alex Caceres def. Chase Hooper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ian Heinisch def. Gerald Meerschaert via first-round TKO (punches)
- Cody Stamann def. Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Maki Pitolo def. Charles Byrd via second-round TKO (punches)
- Alex Perez def. Jussier Formiga via first-round TKO (leg kicks)
- Devin Clark def. Alonzo Menifield via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Herbert Burns def. Evan Dunham via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)