The main event for UFC’s April 23rd show is set.
The card will be headlined by Jessica Andrade’s return to strawweight, as she will meet Amanda Lemos in a five-round bout. The fight was previously reported for the card, although a recent story from Gleidson Venga of Combate has indicated that it has been picked as the main event fight.
The event is scheduled to headline a card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
Lemos will be making her first main event appearance. She is currently on a strong run up the strawweight ranks, having scored five consecutive victories since 2019. Her last win came in late 2021, where she earned a split decision win over veteran Angela Hill.
Andrade, a former strawweight champion, is returning to the weight class after a three-fight run at flyweight. She exited the division with a win, stopping Cynthia Calvillo in the first round of a card in September.
Heavyweights Boser and Nascimento Paired For April
A heavyweight matchup between Tanner Boser and Rodrigo Nascimento has also joined the card, per Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Boser is riding the momentum of a win he took over veteran Ovince St. Preux in June, putting him away with strikes in the second round. This broke a two-fight losing streak he had at the time.
Boser was scheduled to return in late 2021 against Sergei Pavlovich, although that fight ended up not happening.
Nascimento will be searching for his first official win in nearly two years.
Nascimento’s most recent appearance saw him score a stoppage win over Alan Baudot. However, the result was later overturned to a no-contest due to a drug test registered by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Before then, Nascimento suffered a finish loss to Chris Daukaus in 2020.
Bout 6: Amanda Lemos (11-1-1) vs. Jessica Andrade (22-9) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Clay Guida (37-21) vs. Claudio Puelles (11-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Dean Barry (4-1) vs. Mike Jackson (0-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Maycee Barber (9-2) vs. Montana De La Rosa (12-6-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Tyson Pedro (7-3) vs. Ike Villanueva (18-13) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Tanner Boser (20-8-1) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) (Heavyweight)