UFC officials announced the pairing along with the current fight card set for the February pay-per-view.
Undefeated with a perfect 10-0 record, Suarez looks to cement herself as the No. 1 contender in the division when she returns to action in the New Year. Since returning from a neck injury that kept her sidelined for nearly four years, Suarez has rattled off two wins in a row including an impressive submission win over ex-strawweight champion Jessica Andrade in August.
As for Lemos, she’ll look to bounce back after falling to reigning UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili in a lopsided decision at UFC 292 in August. Prior to that loss, Lemos had scored finishes over Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson.
Now Lemos faces Suarez in a pivotal matchup at 115 pounds in February.
UFC 299 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight as Alexander Volkanovski puts his belt on the line against surging contender Ilia Topuria. The current co-main event will see former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo take on Merab Dvalishvili in a potential No. 1 contender’s bout at bantamweight.
The full UFC 298 card has not been finalized yet but here’s the current lineup:
MAIN EVENT: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria
Henry Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Tatiana Suarez vs. Amanda Lemos
Yasaku Kinoshita vs. Danny Barlow