Amanda Nunes picked up $450,000 for defending her featherweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night but also ensured one punter claimed a six-figure sum after they wagered a cool $1 million on a victory for the Brazilian.
Nunes dominated gutsy Canadian challenger Felicia Spencer for the full five rounds to claim a lopsided decision victory in their main event behind closed doors at the UFC’s Apex facility, ensuring the 32-year-old made history as the first person ever to defend titles at two weights in the promotion.
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Bookmakers at William Hill US confirmed that a gambler had wagered $1 million on heavy favorite Nunes to overcome Spencer, which they told ESPN reporter Ben Fawkes was the largest sum they had ever taken on an MMA bout.
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