Amanda Ribas

Brazil

Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 7/3/2021
Fight off card again
StrawweightUFC
Out
May 23, 2021
Ribas and her father are still dealing with lingering COVID-19 symptoms and the UFC has decided to scrap the fight yet again, Nolan King of MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Ribas and her father tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before she was set to fight Hill at a UFC event on May 8 which prompted the UFC to cancel and reschedule the fight for June 5. Ribas is still fighting through respiratory issues and has yet to retain her taste or smell since getting the virus. With her not at 100 percent, the UFC is removing the fight again. It's unclear if the fight will be rescheduled another time.
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Rescheduled for June 5
StrawweightUFC
Out
May 10, 2021
Ribas will take on Angela Hill in a strawweight bout at the UFC event on June 5, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The original bout was set for May 8, but it was removed after a positive COVID-19 test. Ribas and her father tested positive, but are not showing any symptoms. Ribas will be making her first start in the Octagon since January when she lost to Marina Rodriguez via TKO.
Off Saturday's card
StrawweightUFC
Out
May 8, 2021
Ribas fight against Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 26 has been scratched following a postive COVID-19 test, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This news comes a mere hours before the event is slated to start. Both Ribas and her father tested postive, but both are feeling well and not showing symptoms.
Targeted vs. Angela Hil
StrawweightUFC
Out
April 5, 2021
Ribas is expected to fight Angela Hill at the UFC's event on May 8, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ribas and Hill haven't officially signed contracts yet, but both fighters have made a verbal agreement for May 8's event. It will be the first time Ribas has entered the Octagon since she suffered her first loss with the UFC, a second-round knockout to Marina Rodriguez. Hill, on the other hand, fought (and won) as recently as March.
Finished as massive favorite
StrawweightUFC
Out
January 23, 2021
Ribas lost to Marina Rodriguez via TKO (punches) at 0:54 of Round 2 at UFC 257 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Well, that will certainly slow the momentum of the surging Ribas. It's a particularly stinging result considering how dominant she was in Round 1. Ribas scored an easy takedown about 90 seconds into the fight and remained in top position the rest of the way. Unfortunately, she ate one massive shot early in Round 2 and was unable to recover. Referee Herb Dean (who has had a rough go of it lately) gave Ribas all the time in the world and then some to get her act together, but it clearly wasn't happening. Ribas is almost certainly a better all-around fighter than Rodriguez, but you won't get anywhere in this sport if your chin doesn't hold up, and Ribas' didn't here. It's the first UFC loss for the 27-year-old Brazilian. She had won her prior four fights with the company.
Gets new opponent for UFC 257
StrawweightUFC
Out
December 8, 2020
Ribas will face Marina Rodriguez in a strawweight bout at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ribas was originally slated to match up with Michelle Waterson in January, but Waterson was forced to drop out for undisclosed reasons. She was also slated to face Carla Esparza in December before that bout fell through. Ribas is 4-0 in UFC and last took down Paige VanZant via submission at UFC 251 in July.