Amanda Ribas Has a Chocolate Cheat-Code for UFC Weight Cut Process

Published 01/08/2021, 5:30 AM CST


Amanda Ribas is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC’s strawweight division. Ribas has had a good start to the UFC and is currently 4-0  in the promotion since making her debut. The American Top Team prospect has looked extremely impressive in all four of her victories and now aims to make it 5-0 in a few weeks when she fights at UFC 257. 

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Ribas is a breath of fresh air. Not only is she an extremely interesting fighter to watch, but she is also an extremely lively personality who gives the best interviews out of all fighters. Her bubbly nature, however, turns into a vicious one once the cage door closes. 

Read: ‘I don’t talk to Dustin Poirier a lot’- Amanda Ribas opens up on teammate ahead of UFC 257

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Amanda Ribas reveals her pre-weight cut ritual with Nutella 

In a recent interview, Ribas showed James Lynch a few secrets as she undergoes her quarantine period in Las Vegas before heading to UFC’s Fight Island at Abu Dhabi. Ribas also revealed that she and her team have tested negative and are cleared to travel to Abu Dhabi.

When asked how her weight cut was going, she said, “I still have a little cheek…. My first goal is the weight for sure. If I give my word, I will make 115, I need to make 115…. After this (interview) I will train and drink water without chocolate.”

Ribas then went on to show a jar of Nutella and some chocolates she had carried with her and said, “Now Nutella, I eat just a little bit before my weight cut. Because it is good for my mind, I relax. But a little bit.”

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Ribas made her UFC debut in June 2019. She has since won all of her fights in the UFC and secured 50% of those wins via submission. The Brazilian takes on her toughest test to date when she fights Rodriguez at UFC 257.  

TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 12: Amanda Ribas of Brazil celebrates her victory over Mackenzie Dern in their women’s strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Amalie Arena on October 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Rodriguez is currently one rank above her in the women’s strawweight division. Her last but was a loss against Carla Esparza in July 2020. She will be looking to bounce back against an up-and-coming talent in Amanda Ribas.

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What do you make of Amanda Ribas’ need for Nutella during her weight cut? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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