After an explosive UFC 249, full of huge upsets and new stars rising, we headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 250 at the UFC APEX.
The event was explosive, with a number of excellent fights including contenders for the fight of the year. Sugar Sean O’Malley and Cody Garbrandt really put on a show and picked up wins with walkway knockout punches.
UFC 250 – All fights
Our team of experts have made picks for UFC 250 from the best fights on the card below. And you can track all the fights throughout the year using the UFC schedule. But before we get to that, we’ll provide a full breakdown of the main card and undercard.
- Amanda Nunes (Win) vs Felicia Spencer (8-1-0)
- Raphael Assuncao (20-0-7) vs Cody Garbrandt (11-0-3)
- Aljamin Sterling (18-0-3) vs Cory Sandhagen (12-0-1)
- Neil Magny (22-0-7) vs Anthony Rocco Martin (17-0-5)
- Eddie Wineland (24-1-13) vs Sean O’Malley (11-0-0)
- Alex Caceres (15-0-12) vs Chase Hooper (9-1-0)
- Ian Heinisch (13-0-3) vs Gerald Meerschaert (31-12-0)
- Cody Stamann (18-1-2) vs Brian Kelleher (21-10-0)
- Charles Byrd (10-6-0) vs Maki Pitolo (12-0-5)
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UFC 250 Picks & Predictions
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Amanda Nunes will start slow but beat Spencer
Amanda Nunes continues to tear up Women’s UFC, currently, the holder of two UFC titles; defending both the Featherweight and Bantamweight belts.
This time around the 32-year old will just be defending her Featherweight title against the Canadian challenger.
Spencer has a fighting record of 8-1-0 and will go into this one confident, having seen a usually unstoppable Nunes stumble in her last fight.
Nunes record stands at 19-4-0 and remains the best female fighting in the organization. Although she struggled in her last fight we see her winning here.
Take Nunes to win.
Sugar Sean O’Malley to pick his opponent apart and get the K.O.
Sean O’Malley’s return to the UFC in his last fight was an explosive one. He dominated his opponent winning the fight in the first round.
He’ll step back into the Octagon with a record of 11-0-0 and will certainly fancy himself to take out the man from Indiana.
O’Malley has a unique fighting style, throwing a lot of strikes and peppering the opponent forcing them to move at his pace. His striking makes him a real fan-favourite and he’ll look to put a show on under the Vegas lights.
The underdog Eddie Wineland is a veteran of mixed martial arts, boasting a record of 24 wins and 13 losses overall. O’Malley poses a real challenge and will take something special for Wineland to overcome him.
Pick Sugar O’Malley to win.
Cody Garbrandt to outstrike the Brazilian and win by decision
The last fight sees the All-American Cody Garbrandt back in the ring, having lost his last three fights he’ll be ready to make amends. Back-to-back losses to arch-rival TJ Dillashaw and then Pedro Munhoz knocked Garbandt’s confidence.
But he looks fitter than ever and ready to go against the force that is Rafael Assuncao. The 37-year old is a real veteran of the sport and maybe into his last few fights. He holds an MMA record of 27-0-7.
Garbrandt stands the superior fighter and should be in the prime of his career. A loss here would be devastating for Garbandt and Team Alpha Male.
Will he get back to winning ways or will the Brazilian deliver that killer blow? The UFC betting odds favour Garbrandt and we can see him stepping up to the plate and delivering a domineering performance.
Expect Cody Garbrandt to win by decision.