Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos moved from UFC 280 to Nov. 5 event


Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos will have to wait a few weeks to step into the cage for their next fight.

Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of UFC confirmed that the Rodriguez vs. Lemos strawweight fight originally planned to take place in Abu Dhabi’s UFC on October. 22 was pushed back to a November 5 Fight Night with a new location. In an interview with MMA Mania , Rodriguez said that her fight was not on the October pay per view.

The reason for the change is not yet known.

Rodriguez is currently the No. 5 is currently the No.1 spot at 115 lbs in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. She is also the only fighter not yet to fight in a UFC championship bout. The Brazilian standout has won four straight fights and has just one loss on her pro record, which stands at 16-1-2.

Sitting at No. Lemos is at the No.0_ position in the rankings. Also hailing from Brazil, Lemos (12-2-1) recently bounced back from her first loss in the UFC’s strawweight division by submitting veteran contender Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC Long Island this past July. She is 6-2 in the UFC, with four of those wins coming by way of knockout or submission.