UFC: Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos Booked for July 16

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After hinting that she was dealing with a perchance career-threatening injury earlier this year, “The Karate Hottie” is acceptable to marque her instrumentality to the octagon.

Michelle Waterson (18-9) volition look Amanda Lemos (11-2-1) astatine a UFC Fight Night connected July 16, 2022. News of the strawweight pairing was archetypal reported by Ariel Helwani; Waterson subsequently confirmed the booking connected societal media.

“Go clip baby!!!” a intelligibly enthused Waterson wrote, adding the day on with an representation of herself and Lemos.

Waterson past fought successful May of 2021, meaning it volition person been implicit a twelvemonth connected the sidelines by the clip she steps into the octagon against the Brazilian. In her past outing, the erstwhile Invicta FC atomweight champ dropped a determination to apical contender Marina Rodriguez. She’s 1-3 successful her past four, with the lone triumph coming implicit different ex-Invicta champ, Angela Hill.

The 36-year aged had been expected to look Amanda Ribas successful March, a combat that was past pushed backmost to May earlier the aforementioned wounded scrapped it entirely.

Lemos volition participate the combat disconnected a nonaccomplishment to Jessica Andrade past month. The setback marked her archetypal clip headlining a paper successful the UFC, aft she had enactment unneurotic wins implicit Angela Hill, Montserrat Ruiz, and others.

The UFC’s July 16 lawsuit does not yet person a venue, location, oregon broadcast program officially announced. The pursuing fights are attached:

Askar Askarov vs. Alex Perez Dustin Jacoby vs. Jung Da Un Herbert Burns vs. Khusein Askhabov Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos