Top-ranked UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson is booked to fight Amanda Lemos in the UFC Dubbed Event on ABC 3 on July 16 at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
Waterson is losing by a unanimous decision against Marina Rodriguez in the UFC Vegas 26's Mac Shiftman event at APEX on May 8, while Lemos lost to former UFC Fight Night headliner Jessica Andrade a few weeks ago. Will try to bring about rapid change.
Waterson (18-9) has lost three of her last four, including the Rodrigues Fight. In particular, however, the other two losses were to defending champion Carla Esparza and former title holder Joanna Jedrzejzyk. Prior to the bouts, the 36-year-old was on the verge of winning three fights, including a one-time victory over top contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Lemos (11-2-1) abruptly stopped Jessica Andrade on April 23 in the UFC Vegas 52 main bout, leading to a title dispute in the Straightweight division. The former champion caught Lemos in a standing arm triangle to win the first-round submission. The defeat marks the Marajó Brothers' trained fighter's first defeat at the Octagon since her UFC debut against Leslie Smith in 2017. Coincidentally, the split decision on Angela Hill is the final win on both Waterson and Limos' records.
The title of the July 16 Fight Night event will be the featherweight fight between top contenders Brian Ortega and Jair Rodriguez. Waterson vs. Lemos will be on the main card of the event.
In addition to the women's strawweight competition, a flyweight top container fight between
Askar Askarov and Alex Perez is also expected for the event.
Here you can see the full details of the latest UFC Long Island Fight Card :
Event: UFC Long Island: “Ortega vs. Rodriguez”
Date: Sat., July 16, 2022
Location: UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
UFC Long Island Main Event:
UFC Long Island Main Card :
Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov
Matt Schnell vs. Su Mudaerji
Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon
UFC Long Island ‘Prelims’ Card:
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Puna Soriano
Bill Algeo vs. Billy Quarantillo
Dustin Jacoby vs. Da-un Jung
Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Khusein Askhabov vs. Herbert Burns
Phil Rowe vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote
*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change.*