UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos — Expert picks and best bets

Marina Rodriguez has a chance to place her name firmly in the race for the next women’s strawweight title shot as she faces fellow title hopeful Amanda Lemos in the UFC Fight Night main event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+, with prelims at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+).

Rodriguez, ranked No. 4 in ESPN’s divisional rankings, has won four fights in a row, with her past three wins coming via decision. Lemos, ranked No. 9 in ESPN’s rankings, enters the bout following a second-round submission victory over Michelle Waterson-Gomez.

Marc Raimondi spoke to UFC women’s strawweight Angela Hill for her thoughts on the matchup. Hill fought Lemos in Dec. 2021. ESPN’s betting experts Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn add their insights and analysis for the main event and other intriguing bets they like.

Editor’s note: Responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.

Women’s strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos

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