Update - Zhang Weili defeated Amanda Lemos by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 49-45)
The main card of UFC 292 includes a featured co-main event for the women’s strawweight title between (C) Zhang Weili and #5 Amanda Lemos. This portion of the card gets going at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV live from the TD Garden in Boston.
Weili (23-3) is making her first defense of the strawweight belt after she won the title by way of second-round submission over Carla Esperza last November. Weili is currently ranked #3 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings and this marks her second stint as titleholder. In August 2019 she beat Jessica Andrade in her first title win.
Lemos (13-2-1) has won her last two fights including a third-round knockout over Marina Rodriguez last November. She has a 7-2 record in the UFC and has some serious knockout power. She will be appearing in the first title match of her 6-year career.
Sterling is favored to win in this bout with -250 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. O’Malley carries underdog odds of +205. The favored outcome is a Sterling win by submission at +140. A Sterling decision win follows at +250 and an O’Malley KO win follows at +330.
Weili is favored to win in this bout with -310 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Lemos carries underdog odds of +250. The favored outcome is a Weili win by knockout at +110. A Weili decision win follows at +350 and a Weili submission win follows at +380.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Zhang Weili vs. Amanda Lemos round-by-round results
Round 1 — Weili
You almost feel bad for Lemos. At one point in the match, Weili had a 63 to 1 strike advantage.
Weili dominated on the ground, except for a slight submission scare, but it was a wild and fun first round.
Round 2 — Weili
Through two rounds, this isn’t much of a fight. The champion is the champ for a reason. She did whatever she wanted in that second round.
Round 3 — Weili
Lemos is putting up a fight, sure, but it’s not amounting to much. She’s surviving, and that’s about it.
Round 4 — Weili
This wasn’t quite as dominant a round from the champion as she’s slowed down considerably from her break-neck pace earlier. Still, she won the round comfortably.
Round 5 — Weili
Lemos is one tough fighter. She got rocked and ground and pounded all round, but she didn’t give up. Unfortunately for her, she was just outmatched the entire bout.