Lemos (12-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) confirmed energy in her strikes as she broke into the strawweight rankings, however then she stumbled in April with a historic submission defeat in opposition to Jessica Andrade. She mentioned she wished to point out higher grappling potential, and obtained the job accomplished by tapping Waterson (18-10 MMA, 6-6 UFC) with a guillotine choke within the second spherical of the co-main occasion at USB Area.
After struggling a key setback, Lemos mentioned she’s energized by the efficiency.
“I really feel rejuvenated that I’m again within the win column,” Lemos informed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, by way of an interpreter on the UFC on ABC 3 post-fight information convention. “I’m taking one week off – one week off to spend time with my household and relaxation. That’s how I love to do it.”
With wins in 5 of her previous six fights, Lemos is eager to proceed her upward trajectory at 115 kilos. She mentioned there was nobody else on her thoughts exterior Waterson coming into battle week, so so long as her subsequent opponent represents a step up, she’ll be happy.
“I’ve one subsequent battle: obtain a cellphone name with the identify of the subsequent opponent, and I’ll be prepared,” Lemos mentioned. “I’ll take anyone that’s ranked above me. Anyone that’s ranked above me, I’m able to battle.”