Amanda Ribas has come to be a breakout star in the UFC’s 115-pound strawweight division considering that handing Mackenzie Dern her to start with career loss in October 2019.
At the moment a flawless 4- in the promotion (10-1 total), the Brazilian has shown a extensive vary of hazardous competencies. Owning scored two of all those 4 wins via submission although the other two arrived by way of dominant conclusions that displayed her sharp putting as perfectly as dominant ground management.
Upcoming for Ribas will be a fellow Brazil indigenous in the No. 8 rated Marina Rodriguez. Originally, Ribas was matched with the former Invicta FC atomweight winner Michelle Waterson. That was until Waterson was forced out of the bout for undisclosed good reasons.
In the 27-yr previous Ribas’ final general performance she sent Paige VanZant on her way out of the promotion by snatching up a 1st-round armbar at UFC 251 in July. From Rodriguez, she’s hoping to show off far more of her putting as opposed to her grappling as she did in opposition to VanZant. Staying one of the finest strikers in the division many thanks to her lethal Muay Thai, Rodriguez will definitely oblige.
For both girls, it will be a major possibility as it is for anybody obtaining to contend as part of a Conor McGregor headlined celebration. And that’s just what the January 23 UFC 257 card is as the Irishman rematches Dustin Poirier.
“It will be remarkable for me as a fighter and a lover,” Ribas informed MMA Junkie pertaining to preventing on UFC 257. “As a fighter, it will be terrific for me mainly because everybody is seeing the card, and they will enjoy my struggle way too, and it will be astounding for me, for my sponsors, for the UFC, and for everything.”
Amanda Ribas’s good personality and thrilling fighting design have been a mix that has served her stand out in a stacked strawweight division. Quite a few are currently touting her as a upcoming celebrity that will be floating atop the division for several years to arrive.
If she can get earlier Rodriguez and do so in an extraordinary trend, it will be even more durable to argue that that will not be the situation.
“For me, I really do not see me as like a star,” Ribas stated. “When persons say, ‘Amanda, take a image with me.’ I’m like, ‘Yes, for certain! Make sure you.’ For me, I do not see it. I really do not know how to reveal it.
“Some fighters, they place a star in their mind and believe, ‘Oh, I’m the most effective.’ No, sluggish down since our lifestyle is way too quickly. The fighter lifetime is much too rapidly. We need to have to know who you are. You are not the best to anyone. So you need to be humble with a superior heart and excellent vibes. Be like me.”