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Knockout! Watch Amanda Lemos steamroll Livia Renata Souza in the first at UFC 259

Amanda Lemos put the UFC women’s strawweight division on notice earlier tonight (Sat., Mar. 6, 2021) at UFC 259 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the Brazilian fighter finished veteran Livia Renata Souza with a lopsided first-round TKO win.

Souza looked outmatched from the opening bell as Lemos commanded the center of the Octagon and unloaded punches and kicks. Lemos was able to score a knockdown off a beautiful right hand along the cage, but Souza used her grappling to survive. Moments later, Lemos scored another knockdown off a lead jab, eventually putting the finishing touches on another UFC finish.

Check out the video highlights above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

This win is going to go a long way for Lemos at 115 pounds. Lemos now has seven career finishes in the first round and just showed she can walk through a former world champion ranked within the top 15. It was a tremendous performance by Lemos and one that will certainly land her a massive opportunity her next time around.

For complete UFC 259 results and coverage click here.

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