Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight
Who won Waterson vs Lemos?
Amanda Lemos beat Michelle Waterson by submission in the 2nd round, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez, on Saturday 16th July 2022 at UBS Arena in Long Island, New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Waterson vs Lemos stats
Michelle Waterson stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Amanda Lemos made her way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Lemos had a massive power advantage over Waterson, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.
Michelle Waterson was the older woman by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Lemos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Waterson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Waterson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made her debut in 2007, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Lemos, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 43 more professional rounds, 68 to Lemos' 25.
Waterson vs Lemos form
Michelle Waterson had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 on 12th September 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Before that, she had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
She had won against Felice Herrig at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Waterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Lemos' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.