Strawweight contenders take center stage in the main event of UFC Fight Night 214 as Marina Rodriguez squares off with Amanda Lemos in a five-round encounter on Saturday, November 5 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rodriguez is on a four-fight winning streak while Lemos is coming off a Performance of the Night win over Michelle Waterson. Both fighters are looking to secure the victory to boost their chances of gaining a UFC title shot in the future. MMA fight picks are already updated as we await a Fight of the Night-worthy encounter between the two 115-pound contenders.
UFC Fight Night 214: Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Lemos Betting Information
Since she was discovered in the Brazil edition in the Dana White’s Contender Series, Rodriguez (16-1-2, 6-1-2 UFC) has been on a tear in the UFC. She has won four straight bouts against the likes of Michelle Waterson, Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan. These victories have propelled her in the UFC strawweight rankings and is now ranked as the No3 contender to the title currently held by Carla Esparza. Rodriguez has seven stoppage wins, six of them by knockouts and the Brazilian must be fast enough to outpunch Lemos, who also has a reputation of winning inside the distance.
Lemos (12-2-1, 6-2 UFC) bounced back from a tough, one-round defeat to Jessica Andrade by submitting Michelle Waterson in their fight in June. The guillotine choke win earned her a Performance of the Night bonus and validated her claim as one of the best fighters in the division. Since coming off the Brazilian MMA circuit, the 35-year-old has been on a tear, winning six of her last seven fights. Lemos has the tools to end the fight early, winning 10 of her 12 fights via stoppage (seven by knockouts and three by submissions). The No7 strawweight contender must beat her compatriot to climb the rankings and secure a possible title opportunity in the horizon.
Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Lemos Betting Numbers
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Rodriguez vs Lemos Summary
The fight has the makings of a title eliminator as Rodriguez and Lemos are high on the strawweight rankings and both are in a must-win situation to earn a shot at the title. The Brazilians are staking their excellent fight records to climb at the top of the ladder and secure game-changing victories. UFC odds slightly favor Rodriguez as she has been more impressive in her past encounters compared to Lemos. However, bettors must not sleep on the underdog, as Lemos too has the abilities to overturn the match to her favor. The five-round fight has the makings of an exciting battle worthy of gaining a Fight of the Year praise by the end of the year.
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