A strawweight contest between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos has been promoted to the main event of the UFC Fight Night event on November 5. The news was confirmed during the UFC 280 broadcast.
Rodriguez (16-1-2) is currently on an impressive fight-win streak which includes a knockout win over Amanda Ribas, as well as decision victories against Michelle Waterson, Mackenzie Dern and Xiaonan Yan. The 35-year-old’s last defeat came in July 2020 by way of a split decision to the now reigning UFC strawweight champ, Carla Esparza.
Lemos (12-2-1) has gone 6-1 since moving down to the strawweight division, with her sole defeat coming by way of a first-round submission to Jessica Andrade. Also 35-years-old, Lemos owns notable victories over the likes of Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill.
The UFC Fight Night event on November 5, 2022, takes place from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.