Brazil’s Amanda Lemos will look to make it five in a row as a strawweight at a UFC event on December 18.
Combate was first to report the news that Lemos (10-1) will meet Nina Nunes (nee Ansaroff, 10-7) on the yet-to-be announced card. No location or venue has been revealed for the December 18 event, although if it’s a Fight Night, it’s likely to be at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Lemos sits at #13 in the UFC’s official rankings. Since dropping to strawweight in her second UFC fight, in 2019, Lemos has done nothing but win. The former bantamweight has strung together victories over Miranda Granger, Mizuki Inoue, Livia Renata Souza, and most recently, Montserrat Ruiz. Three of those four wins have come via stoppage.
Nunes, wife of current UFC double-champ Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes, has lost two straight fights, albeit to some of the top fighters in the division. Back-to-back losses to Tatiana Suarez and Mackenzie Dern have, however, put her in must-win territory heading into the fight with Lemos.
Prior to those setbacks, Nunes had put together a four fight win streak with victories over the likes of Angela Hill and Claudia Gadelha. The strawweight missed all of 2020 due to the birth of her first child.