An intriguing women’s strawweight bout concerning Amanda Ribas and Michelle Waterson is the newest addition to January’s UFC 257 PPV card.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the to start with to report the Ribas vs. Waterson matchup, which is set to take location at UFC 257 on January 23, possible at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main celebration of the card is qualified to be a rematch concerning Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. It appears to be likely that Ribas vs. Waterson will consider position on the main PPV portion of the card.
UFC functioning on a pleasurable 1 at 115 lbs . … Michelle Waterson (@karatehottiemma) vs. Amanda Ribas (@amandaribasufc) is approximately finalized for UFC 257 on Jan. 23, for each resources. pic.twitter.com/pktucjAs3n
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 3, 2020
UFC performing on a entertaining one particular at 115 lbs . … Michelle Waterson ( @karatehottiemma ) vs. Amanda Ribas ( @amandaribasufc ) is nearly finalized for UFC 257 on Jan. 23, per sources.
Ribas (10-1) is the No. 9 ranked women’s strawweight in the UFC. The 27-calendar year-aged Brazilian has appeared extraordinary given that signing up for the UFC in June 2019. Considering the fact that then, she has picked up stoppage wins more than Paige VanZant and Emily Whitmire and conclusion wins above Randa Markos and Mackenzie Dern. Ribas is a dominant fighter on the ground and she seems to be another person who will be a top rated contender at 115lbs for yrs to occur.
Waterson (18-8) is the No. 6 rated women’s strawweight in the UFC. Because joining the UFC roster in 2015, Waterson is 6-4 all round in the UFC with wins about Angela Hill, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Felice Herrig, Cortney Casey, Paige VanZant, and Angela Magana, with losses to Carla Esparza, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Tecia Torres, and Rose Namajunas. The 34-calendar year-previous American has been a contender for years but has never tasted UFC gold.
In a deep UFC women’s strawweight division, this is an significant struggle for equally ladies as they appear to go into title contention at 115lbs. Search for Ribas to try out and get Waterson to the ground and manage her there, when Waterson will be on the lookout to keep this a person standing.
Who do you think wins, Amanda Ribas or Michelle Waterson?