(Video) Lemos BITES her way to a decision victory over Mackenzie Dern

UFC strawweight contenders Amanda Lemos and Mackenzie Dern faced off in a heated bout at UFC 298, with Lemos accused of biting Dern during the match, stirring controversy in the MMA world.

In a highly anticipated showdown on the preliminary card, Lemos and Dern engaged in a closely contested battle at UFC 298 in California. The bout showcased both athletes’ tenacity and skill, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.

The first round saw Dern showcasing her striking prowess with powerful leg kicks, while also demonstrating her grappling expertise with a well-executed takedown toward the end of the round. However, Lemos countered with ferocious strikes that visibly rocked Dern and left her bloodied.

Despite Lemos’ dominant moments in the second round, including a ground-and-pound assault, Dern rallied back, nearly securing a standing kimura. The third round saw both fighters exchanging blows in a close contest, with Lemos ultimately earning the judges’ nod for a unanimous decision victory.

While Dern initially believed she had won, she gracefully accepted defeat and shared respectful moments with Lemos post-match. However, some fans questioned the unanimous decision verdict, believing such a closely contested match warranted a closer outcome.

Adding to the intrigue was a controversial moment in the first round, where Lemos appeared to bite Dern’s arm during a clinch against the fence. Although the incident went unnoticed during the live broadcast and Dern did not raise objections, it sparked discussion among fans and pundits.

With this victory, Lemos rebounds from a previous loss to Zhang Weili, while Dern finds herself in a precarious position with consecutive losses, following her defeat to Jéssica Andrade.

The fallout from the UFC 298 bout between Lemos and Dern continues to ignite debate and scrutiny within the MMA community, underscoring the unpredictable nature of professional fighting.