It’s possible that her fight with Amanda Ribas this coming weekend is her last in the UFC, but Paige VanZant is determined to make a lasting mark if it is her final performance in front of the MMA organization’s fans. As for Ribas, she just wants to beat another well-known opponent and improve her chances of getting a ticket to a title fight in the future. Read on for more about this fight below.
Betting Preview for the Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant Women’s Flyweight Bout on July 11, 2020
Where: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island
When: Saturday, June 11, 2020
TV Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Betting on Amanda Ribas (-900)
MMA Record: 9-1-0
Ranked 14th among all fighters in the women’s strawweight division, Ribas will look to improve on his unbeaten 3-0 record in the UFC. The last time she suffered a loss was in 2015 against Polyana Viana, who’s also now fighting in the UFC. In her most recent fight, Ribas scored a unanimous decision win over Randa Markos just last March at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira. Before that, Ribas also had a unanimous decision victory over Mackenzie Dern in October 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson. The win over Dern was a big one for Ribas, as she turned a lot of heads in that fight, given the quality of the fighter she beat. Ribas has yet to win via KO in the UFC, but she submitted Emily Whitmire in her UFC debut in June 2019. Overall, though, she’s got three knockout wins to go with three submission victories.
Betting on Paige VanZant (+550)
MMA Record: 8-4-0
VanZant, unlike Ribasm, is unranked, but she’s fully motivated to win in her upcoming fight against Ribas, as she wants to boost her stock before testing free agency. VanZant has been on the record saying that she’s intending to become a free agent after this fight to see if she can get better pay somewhere else. VanZant hasn’t fought since her win over Rachael Ostovich in January 2019, but that win snapped a two-fight losing skid. Since joining the UFC in 2014, VanZant has recorded a 6-3 record, with those losses coming in his last five fights. VanZant has expressed her excitement over the thrill of having to fight again after a long while and feels that she’s tough and experienced enough to take care of business when she meets Ribas inside the Octagon. VanZant, who fought and lost to Rose Namajunas in 2015, has two wins via KO and three via submissions.
Ribas wins via KO.
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