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We got ourselves a scrap in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Amanda ‘Amandinha’ Lemos takes on Angela ‘Overkill’ Hill. Ever since losing her UFC debut, Lemos has rattled off four consecutive wins. Of those four, she has stopped three of her opponents. Checking in at eleventh in the rankings, Lemos has an opportunity to crack the top ten with a victory. Meanwhile, Hill will look to rebound from her defeat to Tecia Torres in August. Having lost three of her last four, Hill is getting dangerously close to being back at square one.
This is an excellent fight and one in which the winner will find themselves in the top ten. Amanda Lemos is currently on an excellent streak and is legitimately laying waste to her opponents. Primarily a striker, Lemos has shown a real understanding of range and distance control. Landing 6.32 significant strikes per minute and at an accuracy of 63%, Lemos has done an excellent job at getting off her offense. With legitimate power, the sky’s the limit at Strawweight for the Brazilian. As for Hill, she too is primarily a striker who looks to keep distance and land at range. Often one to mix her attacks up, Hill doesn’t discriminate between the head, body and legs. With excellent durability and combinations, Hill is never one to be totally shutout in a striking match.
As for a prediction, I’m going with Hill. Despite being the biggest underdog on the card, Hill is one of the more durable and game fighters on the roster. Even if Lemos proves victorious, I don’t see the fight being as one sided as the odds indicate. Having fought four mediocre Strawweight’s in a row, Hill represents Lemos’ toughest fight since her debut defeat to Leslie Smith. While I do believe Lemos looks good early, I believe Hill will adapt and outlast the Brazilian in a three-round scrap. So with that said, I predict that Hill wins via decision.