Amanda Ribas

Amanda Ribas (born August 26, 1993) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA), competing in the Strawweight division of the UFC. As of April 25, 2022, she is #9 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.[5]

Amanda Ribas
Born (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 28)
Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil[1]
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Reach66[1] in (168 cm)
Fighting out ofVarginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
TeamMarcelo Ribas Team (formerly)
American Top Team (2016–present)[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Black belt in Judo[4]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision4
By knockout2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


The Varginha native is the daughter of Marcelo Ribas, a judo and Jiu-jitsu coach who also teaches Muay Thai. She trained under her father until she was part of one of the national judo youth teams in Brazil. She stopped training and competing for some years after suffering knee injuries. She started to train and compete again after seeing some of her colleagues training for an MMA tournament.[6]

I was born on the mat. It was for me. There was a time when I stopped grappling for dancing. My father wanted to die.[6]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After winning 2014 IMMAF World Championship in the Women's Flyweight division, Ribas started her professional MMA career in 2014 and fought primarily in Brazil.[3] She amassed a record of 6–1 prior to being signed by UFC.[4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Ribas was scheduled to face Juliana Lima at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on July 7, 2017.[4] However, Ribas was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and removed from the bout. The possible violation stems from a sample collected June 7.[7] She was replaced by Tecia Torres.[8] She initially received a two-year sanction by USADA after testing positive for Ostarine,[9] but the suspension was terminated on May 3, 2019 as USADA determined that the positive test was the result of an ostarine contaminated dietary supplement.[10]

In her UFC debut, Ribas faced Emily Whitmire on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[11] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.[12]

On October 12, 2019 Ribas faced Mackenzie Dern at UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson.[13] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Ribas was scheduled to face Paige VanZant on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira.[15] However, VanZant was forced to pull out of the fight due to fracturing her right arm, and she was replaced by Randa Markos.[16] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

The bout with VanZant was rescheduled and eventually took place at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020.[18] Ribas won the fight via a submission in round one.[19]

Ribas was expected to face Carla Esparza on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256.[20] However, on October 9, it was announced that Esparza was pulled due to undisclosed reasons.[21] Instead, Ribas was scheduled to face Michelle Waterson on January 24, 2021 at UFC 257.[22] However, it was reported on December 8, 2020 that Waterson was forced out of the event,[23] and she was replaced by Marina Rodriguez.[24] Ribas lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.[25]

Ribas was scheduled to meet Angela Hill on May 8, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24.[26] However, the day of the event Ribas was removed from the bout due to COVID-19 protocols and the bout was cancelled.[27] The bout was rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 189 on June 5, 2021.[28] Two weeks later, the pairing was scrapped once again as Ribas was still suffering from lingering COVID-19 symptoms.[29]

Ribas faced Virna Jandiroba on October 30, 2021 at UFC 267.[30] She won the bout via unanimous decision.[31]

Ribas was again scheduled to face Michelle Waterson on March 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 205.[32] However, the bout was postponed to UFC 274 on May 7, 2022 due to Waterson sustaining an undisclosed injury before she ultimately was ruled out of the bout in mid-March.[33][34]

Ribas faced Katlyn Chookagian on May 14, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 36.[35] She lost the close bout via split decision.[36] The bout earned Ribas her first Fight of the Night bonus award.[37]

Championships and awardsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 11 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 2
By submission 4 0
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–3 Katlyn Chookagian Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Błachowicz vs. Rakić May 14, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Flyweight bout. Fight of the Night.
Win 11–2 Virna Jandiroba Decision (unanimous) UFC 267 October 30, 2021 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 10–2 Marina Rodriguez TKO (elbow and punches) UFC 257 January 24, 2021 2 0:54 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Return to Strawweight.
Win 10–1 Paige VanZant Submission (armbar) UFC 251 July 12, 2020 1 2:21 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Flyweight debut.
Win 9–1 Randa Markos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira March 14, 2020 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Win 8–1 Mackenzie Dern Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson October 12, 2019 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 7–1 Emily Whitmire Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 2 2:10 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 6–1 Jennifer Gonzalez Araneda TKO (punches) Max Fight 18 May 21, 2016 2 0:42 Varginha, Brazil Won the vacant MF Strawweight Championship.
Loss 5–1 Polyana Viana KO (punches) Jungle Fight 83 November 28, 2015 1 2:54 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Lost the Jungle Fight Strawweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Tania Pereda Submission (rear-naked choke) Jungle Fight 79 July 4, 2015 1 1:16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the vacant Jungle Fight Strawweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Aline Sattelmayer Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 76 April 11, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 3–0 Iara Sales TKO (punches) Pentagon Combat 20 September 27, 2014 1 0:36 Varginha, Brazil
Win 2–0 Ariane Carnelossi Submission (kneebar) Pentagon Combat 20 September 27, 2014 1 4:14 Varginha, Brazil
Win 1–0 Jéssica Almeida TKO (punches) Pentagon Combat 19 March 15, 2014 1 0:42 Boa Esperança, Brazil Strawweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Amanda Ribas | UFC". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  2. ^ "Stats | UFC". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  3. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (March 13, 2020). "Amanda Ribas chasing top-5 opponent after UFC Brasilia, but still interested in Paige VanZant".
  4. ^ a b c d Cruz, Guilherme (2017-05-16). "Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas signs with the UFC, meets Juliana Lima in July". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  5. ^ "Rankings". TSN. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. ^ a b "Amanda Ribas: Born To Fight, Says UFC Debut 'A Dream Come True'". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  7. ^ Marc Raimondi (2017-06-15). "Amanda Ribas flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation, out of TUF 25 Finale". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  8. ^ Danny Segura (2017-06-20). "Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  9. ^ "Amanda Ribas Granted a Reduced Sanction | USADA". UFC Anti-Doping Program. 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  10. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-05-03). "Amanda Ribas sees two-year USADA sanction terminated". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  11. ^ "Amanda Ribas tem pena reduzida, e UFC marca estreia contra Emily Whitmire, 29 de junho". Sportv (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  12. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2019-06-29). "UFC Minneapolis Results: Amanda Ribas Impressively Submits Emily Whitmire In Round Two". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  13. ^ Aidoo, Clyde (2019-07-30). "Mackenzie Dern Returns at UFC on ESPN+ 19 vs. Amanda Ribas". MMA News. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  14. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2019-10-12). "UFC Tampa Results: Amanda Ribas Dominates Mackenzie Dern". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  15. ^ "Paige VanZant returns to strawweight, meets Amanda Ribas at UFC's March 14 event in Brazil". MMA Junkie. 2019-11-26. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  16. ^ Jay Pettry. "Report: Paige VanZant Out, Randa Markos In Against Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  17. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-03-14). "UFC Brasilia Results: Amanda Ribas Dominates Randa Markos". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  18. ^ "Luta entre Amanda Ribas e Paige VanZant é remarcada para 11 de julho pelo UFC". Globoesporte (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  19. ^ Fuentes, Jon (2020-07-11). "UFC 251 Results: Amanda Ribas Quickly Taps Paige VanZant". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  20. ^ "UFC sets duel between Amanda Ribas and Carla Esparza for UFC 256 in December". 2020-09-09. Retrieved 2020-09-09.(in Portuguese)
  21. ^ Guilherme Cruz, Damon Martin, and Mike Heck (2020-10-09). "Carla Esparza no longer fighting Amanda Ribas at UFC 256". Retrieved 2020-10-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  22. ^ Marcel Dorff (2020-11-03). "Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Ribas toegevoegd aan UFC 257 evenement op 23 januari". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  23. ^ Guillen, Adam Jr. (2020-12-08). "Waterson Bounced From Ribas Fight At UFC 257". Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  24. ^ Diego Ribas (2020-12-08). "UFC books fight between Amanda Ribas and Marina Rodriguez for January". Retrieved 2020-12-09. (in Portuguese)
  25. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-01-23). "UFC 257 Results: Marina Rodriguez Upsets Amanda Ribas". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  26. ^ Jamal Boussenaf (2021-04-06). "Strawweight gevecht tussen Amanda Ribas en Angela Hill op 8 mei". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  27. ^ Marc Raidmondi (2021-05-08). "Strawweight bout between Amanda Ribas and Angela Hill removed from UFC Fight Night card due to COVID-19 protocols". Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  28. ^ "Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill rescheduled for UFC Fight Night on June 5". MMA Junkie. 2021-05-10. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  29. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2021-05-23). "UFC Fight Night 189 loses three fights, including Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill due to COVID-19 issues". Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  30. ^ "UFC acerta Amanda Ribas x Virna Jandiroba para o UFC 267, na Ilha da Luta". ge (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  31. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-10-30). "UFC 267 Results: Amanda Ribas Outstrikes Virna Jandiroba En Route To Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  32. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-12-06). "Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 26 maart". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  33. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2021-03-01). "Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson rescheduled for UFC 274". Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  34. ^ Guilherme Cruz (March 15, 2022). "Amanda Ribas awaits new opponent following Michelle Waterson's withdrawal from UFC 274".
  35. ^ King, Kristen (2022-03-19). "Amanda Ribas moves up to flyweight, meets Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Night in May". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2022-03-26.
  36. ^ Doherty, Dan (2022-05-14). "UFC Vegas 54: Katlyn Chookagian Defeats Amanda Ribas Behind Jab". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  37. ^ a b Dan Hiergesell (2022-05-15). "UFC Vegas 54 bonuses: Manuel Torres leads $50K winners with debut knockout". Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  38. ^ "Amanda Ribas MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-03-14.

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