Bettor Cashes in Following $1 Million Wager on Amanda Nunes at UFC 250

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 7, 2020

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Other than the champion herself and her friends and family, the overwhelming dominance of Amanda Nunes at UFC 250 had to be particularly satisfying to one individual.

According to bookmaker William Hill, an anonymous bettor placed a $1 million wager on Nunes to defeat Felicia Spencer in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. As the largest favorite on the card, Nunes delivered with a five-round thumping of her overmatched opponent.

The $1 million bet was placed with Nunes as a -600 favorite, which means that the person who place the wager came away with winnings totaling $166,600.

According to the oddsmaker, it might be the first seven-figure bet on an MMA bout in the sport’s history. The most recent seven-figure wager for combat sports occurred when former UFC champ Conor McGregor squared off against Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring in August 2017.

While the payoff for Nunes’ victory wasn’t exceptionally large, the two-division champion was never in danger in earning scorecards of 50-44, 50-44 and 50-45 in a contest that wasn’t even that close.

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