Amanda Lemos super ambitious ahead of main-event fight at UFC Vegas 52, aims to exploit the ‘many flaws’ of Jessica Andrade


Amanda Lemos super ambitious ahead of main-event fight at UFC Vegas 52, aims to exploit the ‘many flaws’ of Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade- Amanda Lemos

Safe to say that UFC strawweight Amanda Lemos is at the peak of her career and no one can stop her from getting her own title shot, provided she can stop her current upcoming opponent for this weekend at UFC Vegas 52, the former strawweight champion and fellow Brazilian Jessica Andrade. Lemos is 11-1 with a draw in her overall MMA career and is currently running on a 5 fight win streak.

ADVERTISEMENT
Amanda Lemos
Amanda Lemos

Her opponent, Andrade is a veteran of over 30 professional MMA bouts and is also 4 years younger than Lemos, so it’s quite obvious to see that Lemos has a huge challenge ahead of her in which the important side factors like youth and experience are in her opponent’s favour. Since her debut in 2017, Lemos has beaten the likes of Angela Hill, Montserrat Ruiz, Livinha Souza, Mizuki Inoue and Miranda Granger over the last two and a half years.

Amanda Lemos believes that she can finish Jessica Andrade either way- by submission or knockout

Amanda Lemos vs Jessica Andrade
Amanda Lemos vs Jessica Andrade

In an interview at MMA Fighting’s Portuguese podcast Trocação Franca, Lemos talks elaborately about her opponent and that too confidently in such a way that there’s no stopping her ongoing winning streak. Lemos, a native of Belem, Para, Brazil trains from the Marajo Brothers’ Team.

I always envision myself winning quickly, submission or knockout… I don’t know what’s going to happen Saturday, but don’t blink because it’s going to be fire. … I’m training to get my hands raised Saturday and have my chance to fight for the title,” says Lemos. “Jessica is a great athlete, very experienced in the organization, has been fighting for several years, and has my respect,” she continued. “She was the champion of the division, but we have to fight each other. We both want to win, so I’m sure we’ll give our best in there and give a show to everyone watching.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’ve watched several fights of her and Jessica has many flaws, and we’re working on those flaws… I believe that, with my game, I can catch her. … I’m training a lot of jiu-jitsu and grappling, too. I like to fight on the feet, but I’m ready for whatever comes. Whatever Jessica has for me, I’ll be prepared to surprise her,” concluded Lemos. [h/t MMA Fighting]

What do you make of Lemos confidence ahead of her fight against Andrade at UFC Vegas 52? Who do you think wins the fight? Do you think the winner of this fight should get a title shot next?

Also Read: Henry Cejudo meets CBO Hunter Cambell, matchmaker Sean Shelby and targets ‘b**ch’ Aljamain Sterling for 135-lbs title fight on return