Updated June 7, 2020 - 9:47 am
Two days after Nevada sportsbooks reopened, a bettor walked into an undisclosed William Hill sportsbook in Las Vegas and placed a $1 million wager to win $166,666 on Amanda Nunes over Felicia Spencer in the main event of UFC 250 on Saturday night at the Apex facility.
It turned out to be easy money for the bettor, as Nunes beat Spencer by unanimous decision in a dominant performance to retain her UFC featherweight title and record her 11th consecutive victory.
The bet was placed at -600 on Nunes (20-4), who closed as a -700 favorite.
Nunes said she was informed about the bet after her victory.
“That’s awesome,” she said. “Now he’s very happy. He’s probably going out to eat and drink (to celebrate). He should (invite) me to go with him.”
According to William Hill, the $1 million wager was the largest ever taken on an MMA event in the company’s 86-year history.