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Amanda Lemos vs. Virna Jandiroba Elevated to UFC on ESPN 60 Headliner



Amanda Lemos and Virna Jandiroba will now have five rounds with which to work.

The strawweight bout has been elevated to the main event for the UFC on ESPN 60 on July 20. The news was announced during the UFC on ABC 6 broadcast on Saturday and has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. UFC on ESPN 60 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and also includes a women’s flyweight showdown between Tracy Cortez and Miranda Maverick.

A former Invicta FC champion, Jandiroba has been victorious in her last three Octagon appearances. Most recently, the 35-year-old Brazilian outpointed Lupita Godinez at UFC on ESPN 54 on March 30. She has also earned decision wins over Marina Rodriguez and Angela Hill during her current winning streak.

After coming up short in a 115-pound title bid against Weili Zhang at UFC 292 last August, Lemos returned to the win column in her last outing, as she took a unanimous verdict against Mackenzie Dern at UFC 298. The 36-year-old Brazilian is 8-3 during her promotional tenure, with other notable wins against the likes of Rodriguez, Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Hill.
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