The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, July 16, 2022, for UFC on ABC 3, going down live from the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders, as former title challenger Brian Ortega (15-2) faces Yair Rodriguez (13-3) in the main event of the evening. Co-headlining the event is a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson (18-9) and Amanda Lemos (11-2-1).
Waterson comes into the bout coming off a defeat to no. 3 ranked Marina Rodriguez, while Lemos comes into the bout coming off a defeat to no. 4 ranked Jessica Andrade.
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Continue reading to see how this strawweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of round two
Each woman comes out cautious, with a respect for the one another’s striking.
Lemos opens up with some leg kicks, most of which are returned.
Lemos then starts to throw her heavy punches, but Waterson is able to evade most of them.
Waterson secures a takedown with one minute left in the first, though she’s reversed and ends the round on bottom.
Lemos is throwing heavy shots again to start the second, before Waterson secures another takedown. Lemos is right back up however, and immediately jumps on a guillotine choke.
Waterson is trying to battle her way out of it, but is unable to as she’s forced to tap.
Man, Amanda Lemos is a straight up finisher! She’s now 12-2-1 as a professional with seven knockouts, this being her third submission victory.
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