UFC Long Island: Amanda Lemos Submits Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Ref Nearly Misses Call

Michelle Waterson and Amanda Lemos, UFC Long Island
Michelle Waterson and Amanda Lemos, UFC Long Island weigh-in Credit: Youtube/UFC

Amanda Lemos had a minor setback in her last fight, coming up short against Jessica Andrade. At UFC Long Island, the Brazilian had a chance to bounce back against Michelle Waterson-Gomez, in a high-profile strawweight match-up that served as the ABC card’s co-main event.

Plenty of feeling out and finding range with kicks and jabs opened up the action at the UBS Arena on Saturday. As the round progressed, Waterson-Gomez circled on the outside of the bigger, longer Lemos. Lemos timed her first takedown well, changing levels and exploding forward with about a minute left in the round, planting Waterson-Gomez on her back.

Round two opened with Waterson firing more kicks, and working to stay out of range of Lemos. When they came together next, Lemos caught Waterson-Gomez in a guillotine, threatening to roll with it into mount — and forced a tap! Lemos let go of the choke, but the ref didn’t see the tap, and initially made no move to wave off the fight. However Waterson-Gomez acknowledged the tap, signalling the end of the fight.

Credit to Waterson-Gomez for being an absolute class act. With the win, Lemos is back on track with arguably her highest-profile victory to date.

Official Result: Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson-Gomez by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 1:48