Amanda Lemos
Amandinha

Brazil

To fight Ruiz on July 17
StrawweightUFC
May 5, 2021
Lemos will fight Montserrat Ruiz at the UFC Event on July 17, C. Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
ANALYSIS
Lemos will be riding a three match winning streak into this battle, as she most recently defeated Livinha Souza via TKO (punches) back on March 6. On the other hand, Ruiz will enter the octagon having returned from a knee injury which has kept her out for the past six months.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Amanda Lemos
MMA Best Bets: UFC 259
65 days ago
The three most experienced MMA handicappers on the RotoWire staff offer up a total of 10 plays for UFC 259, with six of the selections coming in at plus money.
MMA Best Bets: Chris's Picks for UFC 259
65 days ago
Does a storied veteran coming off a (questionable) stoppage loss merit consideration at the sportsbooks prior to UFC 259? Chris Olson thinks so, and likes Dominick Cruz straight up as one of his four plays.
The MMA Mashup: UFC 259 Preview
65 days ago
UFC 259 on Saturday is the best pay-per-view card of the year from top to bottom, and Chris Olson is back to offer up some bets and make his picks for FOUR different DFS sites.
FanDuel MMA: UFC 259 Preview
65 days ago
Does reigning two-division champion Amanda Nunes have a prohibitive DFS price Saturday, or is she in consideration for the MVP spot on FanDuel? AJ Schullo breaks down UFC 259.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 259 Preview
68 days ago
The women's MMA GOAT is back in action for another title defense at UFC 259, but can she live up to her hefty price tag? Jon Litterine breaks down five key fights and makes his picks on DraftKings.
More Fantasy News
Hammers Livinha Souza at UFC 259
StrawweightUFC
March 6, 2021
Lemos defeated Livinha Souza via TKO (punches) at 3:39 of Round 1 at UFC 259 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Lemos said this past week that should would "definitely" finish Souza and that certainly turned out to be the case. Blessed with an overwhelming power and fluidity edge on the feet, Lemos cracked Souza at will without fear of reprisal. Lemos has always been known as a heavy-handed striker, although we had yet to see much of those skills in the UFC prior to Saturday. She has won three in a row since being knocked out by Leslie Smith in her company debut. It would behoove the 33-year-old Lemos to fight as soon as possible considering how little punishment she absorbed in this one.
Taking on Livinha Souza
StrawweightUFC
January 8, 2021
Lemos will face Livinha Souza at UFC 259 on March 6, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Souza pulled out of a schedule fight against Kanako Murata in mid-November with a shin injury but will be ready to go by March. Lemos lost her UFC debut back in July of 2017 but has won her last two fights to improve to 2-1 with the promotion, most recently beating Mizuki Inoue by unanimous decision in August. Souza owns a 3-1 record as a UFC fighter, most recently winning a unanimous decision against Ashley Yoder in August.
Takes decision in Vegas
StrawweightUFC
August 22, 2020
Lemos defeated Mizuki Inoue via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Lemos went with the "quality over quantity" approach in this one, and it worked for her. Knowing full well she was going up against an opponent with zero power in her hands, Lemos made it a point to land the harder shots. While Inoue emerged with a 138-102 edge in total strikes landed, it was Lemos who finished with a 83-37 edge in significant strikes landed. Lemos has now racked up back-to-back victories since being knocked out by Leslie Smith in her UFC debut.
Added to August card
StrawweightUFC
June 10, 2020
Lemos will take on Mizuki Inoue at a yet-to-be-determined location August 22, Marcelo Barone of Combate reports.
ANALYSIS
There are still a lot of question marks with this bout, such as what weight class it will be contested at and where the fights will take place. Lemos last competed in December with a first-round submission against Miranda Granger in Korea. Inoue has just one UFC fight to her name, defeating Yanan Wu via split decision last August. Lemos will enter with slight advantages in both height and reach.
Earns quick upset in Korea
StrawweightUFC
December 23, 2019
Lemos defeated Miranda Granger via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:43 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.
ANALYSIS
This fight didn't stay on the feet for long, as Lemos engaged Granger in a body lock before utilizing a trip to get her to the mat. She proceeded to put her grappling to work, and while it was not a position typical of most rear-naked choke finishes, the squeeze was tight enough to put Granger to sleep and get Lemos the upset win. The Brazilian is now an even 1-1 under the UFC banner.