UFC 259: Amanda Lemos vs Livinha Souza Added to the Fight Card

Published 01/10/2021, 12:45 PM EST


A women’s strawweight bout has been added to the UFC 259 card. Brazilian duo Livinha Souza and Amanda Lemos are set to go at each other.

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This will be Souza’s 5th UFC bout. She has managed to win 3 of his 4 outings to the Octagon. As for Lemos, she has been triumphant twice in his 3 UFC appearances. The loss to Leslie Smith in 2017 is her only professional loss so far.

This will be Souza’s back to back pay-per-view appearance. She defeated Ashley Yoder at UFC 252. Souza is a ground expert having won 8 of his bouts by the way of submission.

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Lemos prefers to strike and has 5 TKO victories to show for it. This will be her first-ever pay-per-view appearance. Albeit at 33, Lemos is the elder fighter, but she has considerably less experience than her counterpart Souza. She last defeated Mizuki Inoue in August 2020.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: Israel Adesanya of New Zealand stands in his corner prior to his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC 259 card is already totally stacked. There are 3 title fights booked already. Jan Blachowicz will defend his light-heavyweight belt against Israel Adesanya. Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight gold against Megan Anderson. And, Petr Yan is set to defend her bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling in a mouth-watering clash.

Amanda Lemos and Livinha Souza has the perfect opportunity to shine

Dominick Cruz, Islam Makachev, Drew Dober, Thiago Santos, Alexander Rakic, and more, are all part of this outstanding card. UFC 259 is certainly an early contender for the fight card of the year status.

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With so many exciting fights on hand, there will be eyeballs on lesser-known fighters like Lemos and Souza. They can use this opportunity to the full extent with an impressive performance.

Whoever manages to come out triumphant, will leapfrog the rankings in the women’s strawweight division. Both will be looking to get that leverage with a good performance.

Who do you think gets the win at UFC 259? Lemos or Souza, who gets it done?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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