Amanda Lemos


To fight Ruiz on July 17
May 5, 2021
Lemos will fight Montserrat Ruiz at the UFC Event on July 17, C. Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
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.
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Hammers Livinha Souza at UFC 259
March 6, 2021
Lemos defeated Livinha Souza via TKO (punches) at 3:39 of Round 1 at UFC 259 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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
January 8, 2021
Lemos will face Livinha Souza at UFC 259 on March 6, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
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
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.
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
June 10, 2020
Lemos will take on Mizuki Inoue at a yet-to-be-determined location August 22, Marcelo Barone of Combate reports.
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
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.
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.