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To finish off the UFC calendar-year with a bang, we have UFC Vegas 45: Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus this Saturday, December 18th. This is a wonderful card with a lot of value from top to bottom. 

There is one bout in particular I have been keeping a close eye on: Angela Hill vs. Amanda Lemos. Read below for my UFC Prediction

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Angela Hill vs. Amanda Lemos

Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 09:05 PM EDT at the UFC Apex

Angela Hill

Angela “Overkill” Hill is an American mixed martial artist currently ranked #12 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division. 

Hill’s professional career began in 2014 in US Freedom Fighter Championship against Stephaine Skinner and won  via TKO in the second round.

Overkill’s UFC debut was in December 2014 against Emily Kagan and she won via unanimous decision. In 2015, Hill decided to sign with Invicta FC and made her debut in 2016 against Alida Gray - she won via TKO in the first round. 

In 2017, Hill returned to the UFC and fought against Jessica Andrade; she fell short and lost via unanimous decision. 

Hill has many professional MMA accomplishments, including: Invicta FC Strawweight Champion (one time), Invicta Performance of the Night (three times), UFC most fights in UFC Strawweight division (18), and more. 

Amanda Lemos

Amanda Lemos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently ranked #11 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division. 

Before signing with the UFC in 2017, Lemos compiled a record of six wins and one draw. In her UFC debut, she fought against Leslie Smith and lost via TKO in the second round. 

Lemos’ professional MMA accomplishments include: Jungle Fight Women’s BAntamweight Champion (one time). 

Prediction

This is definitely my most favorite matchup on this card. Both Hill and Lemos bring the heat, so this will be a great one. 

The current UFC Odds at your top sportsbooks are: Angela Hill +235 and Amanda Lemos -295. 

I’ve mentioned how I’ve always been on the Hill train, and I will always love her as a fighter. But in this matchup, I will need to fade her but let me explain…

Hill is 1-3 in her last 4 UFC bouts - all of them by decision. She is a decent striker that utilizes her feints well, but as of lately, I’ve noticed her main flaw is her accuracy. She is a muay thai-style fighter and is overall aggressive, but if she were more accurate, she would be winning more fights. On top of that, her power is not there. 

On the other hand, we have Lemos who has had a decent UFC career so far and I feel as if her traits are the opposite of Hill’s. She is very accurate and also has a lot of power in her striking. 

These will be two Muay Thai fighters with Lemos having the edge in her accuracy and power. However, Hill has a very tough chin and can withhold what Lemos has to bring, so I definitely see this one finishing at the scorecards. But since Lemos has very juiced odds, I will turn to the MMA Props and take Lemos by Points. 

UFC Pick: Amanda Lemos by Points +115 at BetOnline (Visit our BetOnline Review)

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