Amanda Lemos
Amandinha

Brazil

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 11/8/2019
Return fight in Korea
BantamweightUFC
Out
October 7, 2019
Lemos will take on Veronica Macedo in a strawweight matchup at UFC Busan on Dec. 21, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lemos will be fresh off a two-year USADA suspension, and while she's moving down a weight class, she'll be taking on an opponent that measures up almost identically in height and reach. It's a good bounce-back opportunity for the Brazilian, as Macedo is a low-volume striker with just a 1-3 UFC record, though she is coming off a convincing victory over Polyana Viana in August. Lemos has earned the majority of her victories with her power as opposed to her grappling, but needs to improve her striking defense if she's going to make a run in her second opportunity.
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Moving to strawweight
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 26, 2019
Updating a previous report, Lemos (suspension) will instead move down to strawweight and seek a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It was initially reported that Lemos would step in for a bantamweight matchup against Duda Santana, but now it appears she is looking for a fight at 115 pounds instead. Whether that's on the Sao Paulo card or a different one remains to be seen. Lemos will be clear from a two-year USADA suspension on Nov. 8.
Return fight booked
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 26, 2019
Lemos (suspension) will step in to replace Leah Letson in a bantamweight matchup against Duda Santana at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Guilherme Cruz and Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com report.
ANALYSIS
Lemos made her UFC debut against Leslie Smith all the way back in July of 2017, but was popped with a USADA suspension a few months later that led to a one-year suspension. With that suspension set to expire Nov. 8, she'll be cleared to fight again just eight days later. While Lemos has compiled under 10 minutes of Octagon time, she's showed flashing of success. She got off to a fast start in her debut matchup against Leslie Smith, registering 68 significant strikes and a takedown before getting knocked out in the second round. Lemos will have to tighten up her defense, however, as she absorbed on average 12 significant strikes per minute while she was in the cage. She gets a reasonable opponent in Santana this time out, who dropped her debut to Bea Malecki via submission last June.
Suspended two years
BantamweightUFC
Out
March 28, 2018
Lemos has been suspended by the USADA for two years following a positive test for a steroid, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lemos, through an out-of-competition sample collected in Nov. of 2017, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolite. As a result, she will not be eligible to fight again until November of 2019.
Fails drug test
BantamweightUFC
Out
November 30, 2017
It was announced Thursday that Lemos failed a USADA drug test, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lemos' failed drug test stems from a sample that was taken on Nov. 8. The Brazilian fighter will now have to face the UFC anti-doping policy violation and may incur sanctions from the USADA. Lemos lost her last UFC fight in July via a second-round TKO to Leslie Smith. The repercussions of her failed drug test should come to light in the near future.
Blows early lead against Leslie Smith at UFC Fight Night Glasgow
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 16, 2017
Lemos lost to Leslie Smith via TKO (elbows) at 2:52 of round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland
ANALYSIS
Lemos appeared to be the much more skilled striker against Smith. The Brazilian got out to an early lead in the first land. She landed several hard hooks and dropped Smith a couple of times with leg kicks. However, Smith continued to forward and forced Lemos to fight at her pace. By the middle of the second round, Lemos was tired and Smith took over. It was only a matter of time until she finished the fight. Lemos will grow from the loss and get at least another shot in the UFC