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UFC announces four bouts for UFC Vegas 31, including Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz

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A ranked strawweight has been added to the UFC’s upcoming July 17 show.

The promotion announced Sunday that Amanda Lemos (9-1-1) will fight Montserrat Ruiz (10-1) at UFC Vegas 31, which takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. ESPN was first to report the matchup.

Also officially added to the July 17 card are a heavyweight bout between Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) and Alan Baudot (8-2), a bantamweight bout between Miles Johns (11-1) and Anderson dos Santos (21-8), and a previously reported middleweight bout between Rodolfo Vieira (7-1) and Dustin Stoltzfus (13-2).

Nascimento vs. Baudot was first reported by Combate, and Johns vs. dos Santos was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Lemos enters her next bout on a three-fight win streak, with wins over former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livinha Souza, Mizuki Inoue, and Miranda Granger. In her most recent outing in March, Lemos finished Souza via first-round TKO. She is currently No. 14 in the UFC’s official strawweight rankings.

Ruiz seeks her second UFC victory after a successful debut in March against Cheyanne Buys. The decision win was not without controversy, as the bout ended in a heated verbal exchange between the two, with Buys accusing “Conejo” of spitting on her at the conclusion of the bout. Montserrat has denied the accusation.

See the updated card for UFC Vegas 31 below (bout order still to be finalized):

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises

Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate

Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Khalid Taha vs. Sergey Morozov

Francisco Figueiredo vs. Malcolm Gordon

Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz

Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns

Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Alan Baudot

Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn

Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benitez