Amanda Lemos – Jessica Andrade. Forecast and announcement for the fight


UFC Fight Night 205 main event

The fight will take place on April 24 in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) at the UFC Apex mini-arena and will become the main event of the UFC Fight Night 205 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 06:30 am Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

Former UFC strawweight champion and No. 1 ranked promotion in this UFC division, Brazilian Jessica Andrade (22-9) will fight her compatriot Amanda Lemos (11-1), who ranks 10th in this rating.

Andrade returns to the minimum division after performances in the flyweight division. A year ago, she unsuccessfully tried to take the title from Valentina Shevchenko, losing to her by knockout, and in September, the Pile Driver returned and knocked out Cynthia Calvillo in the first round.

Lemos suffered the only loss of her career in 2017 in her debut in the UFC, being knocked out by Leslie Smith. Amanda is now on a five-fight streak, most recently with a split decision against Angela Hill in December.

Prediction for the fight

Two powerful strikers capable of knockouts will meet in the octagon, which means that the likelihood that the fight will not last five rounds is very high. Andrade has certainly taken a ton of damage in her career, which is a minus. The advantage of all these wars is experience, and this factor can be decisive. Lemos has never fought such high-class opponents and this is the first big test of her career for her.

The outcome of the fight must be decided in the standing position, despite the fact that Andrade has an advantage on the ground. Aggression, punching power and experience should see Andrade take a step towards trying to reclaim the 115-pound title.

Andrade wins by knockout in the first round