Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amanda Lemos in for Lina Lansberg on July 16 UFC show

Amanda Lemos
Yesterday Globo in Brazil reported and the UFC confirmed today Brazilian fighter Amanda Lemos will replace the injured Lina Lansberg against Leslie Smith on UFC Fight Night 113 July 16 at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. But I expect this fight to air on UFC Fight Pass. I would describe Amanda as unproven. She is 30 years old from Para, Brazil. Her record is 6-0-1. She has fought mostly for Jungle Fights. In her latest fight, she beat Mayra Cantuaria by TKO on the June 25, 2016 Jungle Fights show Pocos de Caldos, Brazil. That was the main event but it was also a rematch as the two had previously fought to a draw. Amanda was supposed to fight Arlene Blencowe on a January Legend MMA show in Australia. But Amanda pulled out due to injury. Leslie is obviously a big step up in competition. But the way to beat Leslie is to take her down as she has no ground game. Except for the draw, Amanda has won most of her fights by TKO. Of course Leslie is a veteran and she probably already knows what Amanda will try to do. She needs to keep it standing.

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