Ribovics defeated Thomas Paull via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 1 at Dana White's Tuesday Night's Contender Series. After the show, he was one of five fighters to be awarded an official UFC contract.
Both fighters came out throwing haymakers out of the gates, but the chin of Ribovics held up despite absorbing a few big shots within boxing range. That forced the (-260) betting favorite to be a little more patient and pick his spots, but it didn't take long for a clean right hand to find its home. Only a few more ground strikes were needed to close the show. The Argentina native will now carry an undefeated record into the UFC's lightweight division.