Amanda Ribas suffered the 1st reduction of her UFC job very last Saturday when she identified herself sufferer of a second-round TKO to Marina Rodriguez at the UFC 257 pay out-for each-check out party.
Ribas (10-2-) seemed to have things her way for the duration of the very first-spherical, efficiently getting Marina Rodriguez to the ground and managing her. Items took a transform in the 2nd-spherical when Ribas bought caught with a significant shot and was unable to recuperate.
A person 7 days subsequent the devastating defeat, Ribas reflected on the loss for the duration of a chat with Combate.
“She located the great shot. I will not even say I won the to start with round. She received the fight, it does not subject what took place ahead of. I explained to this to some of my judo buddies. It’s no use if you can pull off an osoto gari or an uchi mata if they occur again and ippon you. It’s the excellent shot.” she said.
“I have rewatched the struggle. At that minute, I didn’t even know what took place. I attempted to get Marina down, but I was currently out. I consider I did properly in the initial spherical, but rewatching the struggle I noticed that when I was going for the neck, she gave me some space and I could’ve tried out a diverse submission.” she ongoing.
Heading into the struggle, the 27-calendar year-aged was obtaining a large amount of buzz following a 4- operate with the UFC in which she experienced picked up dominant victories over Paige VanZant, Randa Markos, Mackenzie Dern and Emily Whitmire. Ribas said she had hoped to capitalize on the hype and will function hard to get the place she in the end desires to be.
“I previously experienced the ‘no.’ Absolutely everyone imagined my Muay Thai was no fantastic, so I went following the ‘yes’. I couldn’t get it. I never want to be a mediocre fighter. I want to clearly show I can be definitely great wherever. I’ll do the job to get there. I haven’t spoken with Marina immediately after that. I never know what it was like for Marina (to offer with the buzz), but I actually tried out to capitalize on it. I explained Conor would be the cherry and I would be the chocolate cake.” she claimed.
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