Amanda Lemos edged her way past Angela Hill by split decision tonight at UFC Fight Night 199 in a highly competitive three-round battle.
Inside leg kick for Lemos. Now one to the outside of the calf. Hill has the center of the Octagon but not getting her volume-striking game going yet.
Hill does land a nice left hand. Lemos with a front kick to the chin and Hill drops. Lemos follows her to the mat and Hill ties up to buy herself some time.
Hill thinks about a leg lock but then decides against it. Lemos looking for strikes. Hill sees some space to try to stand, but then Lemos seizes on a guillotine choke and drops back down with it, but Hill is able to improve her position and then look to settle on top.
Lemos able to scramble up though and they look to strike immediately. Lemos threatening again with that front kick again but doesn’t connect this time.
nice hard punch from Hill and now it’s Lemos who staggers back momentarily. Lemos seems ok though and they get back to it.
Knee from Hill in close. Body kick attempt from Lemos. Lemos trying for a takedown, but doesn’t get it. Hill lands a strike. She attempts a head kick and it just whistles past Lemos head as the round ends.
Body kick from Lemos. Hard punch from her. Hill looking to land her own offense. She does connect with a jab. Lemos swinging hard though. Hill tries for a takedown, but Lemos turns into her against the cage looking for her own takedown.
Hill reverses the clinch again and tries to land a few knees to thet midsection. Both exchanging knees now. Hill with an elbow strike as they break apart.
Hill trying to press the action now as she commands the center of the Octagon. Another clinch opportunity and Hill walks Lemos over to the cage again.
Hill lands a couple of knees to the body. Lemos almost shoves her off, but Hill regains control. Brief exchange of strikes and then they do separate.
Jab from Lemos. Front kick to the body from Lemos. Good right hand now. Chopping inside leg kick. Hill sneaks in a left hook. Now she clinches up against the cage again.
A couple of knees to the body from Lemos in close and Hill immediately returns fire with two of her own and then another for good measure.
Lemos manages to break free. Lemos lands a punch and Hill responds with a flurry of her own. The round ends with Hill clinching up again.
Both land a low kick at the same time. That front kick upstairs lands again for Lemos, but not as clean a connection this time as in the first round.
Quick exchange of strikes. Hill with a jab. Now Lemos with a hard jab. Lemos with a calf kick, but then Hill manages to land a takedown off that.
lemos able to stand against the cage, but Hill remains clinched. Hill tries for the takedown, but Lemos reverses. Hill scrambles up. Lemos clinches her back, but Hill scoots around and presses Lemos into the cage and lands a knee.
Elbow strike from Hill as they break. Head kick from Lemos partially gets through. Lemos resets as Hill tries to land big punches.
Spinning body kick from Lemos. Hill drives hard into a takedown attempt and Lemos goes down only for an instant and then stands back up.
Hill pushes Lemos into the cage again and lands a few knees to the body. Lemos lands one too and breaks away.
Hard body kick for Lemos. Hill misses a head kick. Right hand for Lemos. Body kick from Hill. Right hand for Hill.
Final 30 seconds. Hill presses in towards the clinch and Lemos starts swinging. Hill with a spinning elbow and Lemos drops.
Lemos instantly back to her feet though and both ladies spend the final seconds looking to land more blows with Hill being the one pressing forward.
Competitive fight then in which both fighters had their moments and managed to drop the other. As such the judges have a tricky verdict on their hands here and in the end it leads to a split decision victory for Lemos, whose front kick knockdown of Hill in the first round and heavier strikes were favored over Hill’s pressure and volume by two judges (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).