Amanda Lemos vs. Virna Jandiroba In Strawweight Bout July 20

Amanda Lemos and Marina Rodriguez, UFC Vegas 64
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Amanda Lemos of Brazil battles Marina Rodriguez of Brazil in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

A pair of top 5 women’s strawweight’s have been booked for battle as Amanda Lemos will face Virna Jandiroba at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on July 20th.

The news of the matchup was first reported by MMA Melotto on X. (Formerly known as Twitter)

Amanda Lemos (14-3-1) is currently the #3 ranked UFC strawweight and has won 3 of her last 4 fights. Amanda’s last time out was back in February when she scored a unanimous decision victory over the always game, Mackenzie Dern. The feature preliminary bout of UFC 298 was action-packed, and the two women won fight of the night honors for their performances. Amanda’s last loss was as a strawweight title challenger opposite of Zhang Weili last August.

Virna Jandiroba (20-3) is ranked as the #5 UFC strawweight and is on a 3-fight winning streak. Jandiroba scored solid unanimous decision victories over Angela Hill, Marina Rodriguez and Lupita Godinez. The Brazilian grappling ace will head into the bout holding a respectable 6-3 record under the UFC’s promotional banner.

This title eliminator bout looks to be a classic striker vs. grappler matchup, and it is slated for the main card.

There is still no word on the main event at the time of this article’s release. All of the fights currently booked for this APEX card are as follows:

  • Kurt Holobaugh vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky
  • Doo Ho Choi vs. Bill Algeo
  • Brad Tavares vs. Jun Yong Park
  • Amanda Lemos vs. Virna Jandiroba
  • Loik Radzhabov vs. Trey Ogden
  • Hyder Amil vs. Jeong Yeong Lee
  • Brian Kelleher vs. Cody Gibson
  • Luana Carolina vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Miranda Maverick