Lemos vs Ruiz Analysis and Prediction

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Lemos vs Ruiz Analysis and Prediction

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Amanda Lemos (9-1-1) vs Montserrat Ruiz (10-1)

Women’s Strawweight (115)

Amanda Lemos

An athletic specimen, Lemos has ironed out her technicals since a brutal debut stoppage defeat to Leslie Smith. Restarting two divisions below at Strawweight, Lemos looks a different beast. Heavy hands at Strawweight is an easy sell for the UFC, and if Lemos can continue her warpath at 115 then she could easily be given a push by promoters. Lemos will have ample opportunity to land on Ruiz, a frantic boxer with many holes. Using front kicks to keep opponents back to the cage, Lemos patiently stalks her opponent before countering their desperate attempts to create space.

Montserrat Ruiz

While Ruiz’s shock victory over Cheyanne Buys was a meme to view, it is difficult to see how Ruiz can once again secure the W with just the headlock again. The head and arm throw seems particularly ill-equipped to take down the physical powerhouse that is Lemos. During the short periods on the feet against Buys, Ruiz was lit up with extended combinations. There won’t be many opportunities to secure the headlock against Lemos before she cracks the jaw.

Predicted Result: Lemos TKO Round 2

An athletic specimen, Lemos has ironed out her technicals since a brutal debut stoppage defeat to Leslie Smith. Restarting two divisions below at Strawweight, Lemos looks a different beast. Using front kicks to keep opponents back to the cage, Lemos patiently stalks her opponent before countering their desperate attempts to create space. While Ruiz’s shock victory over Cheyanne Buys was a meme to view, it is difficult to see how Ruiz can once again secure the W with just the headlock again.

Watching Montserrat Ruiz coast three rounds via headlock was one of the better memes to emerge this year | Lemos vs Ruiz

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