Amanda Ribas

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Amanda Ribas
Born (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 26)
Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil[1]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg; 9 st 0 lb)
Reach66[1] in (168 cm)
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 decision3
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Amanda Ribas (born August 26, 1993) is a mixed martial artist (MMA) from Brazil, competing in the Flyweight division of the UFC. As of July 14, 2020, she is #12 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.[5]


The Varginha native is the daughter of Marcelo Ribas, a jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai as well as judo teacher. She trained under her father until she was part of one of the national 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 doing jiu-jitsu to dance. My father wanted to die.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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 15, 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]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 10 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 1
By submission 4 0
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 15, 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, Unites 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 also[edit]


  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 | UFC". Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  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 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". Sherdog. 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 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. ^ "Amanda Ribas MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-03-14.

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