UFC Announces Huge Flyweight Fight! Amanda Ribas Takes On Virna Jandiroba at UFC 267

Published 07/09/2021, 11:44 PM EDT
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)


Per reports, the UFC has added a strawweight bout between Amanda Ribas and Virna Jandiroba to the UFC 267 main card on October 30th, 2021, in Abu Dhabi. The UFC is yet to announce the entire card for the event. Meanwhile, MMA Junkie broke out the news on their official Twitter page.

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Both the strawweights share the same nationality. However, their fighting styles differ from each other. The 27-year-old Ribas is a black belt in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whereas Jandiroba is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Amanda Ribas hasn’t entered the octagon since her last defeat at UFC 257. Meanwhile, Jandiroba is coming off a win over Kanako Murata. This battle between both the Brazilians is surely going to be a stunning one.

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The (10-2) record holder Amanda Ribas will return to the octagon for the first time since losing to Marina Rodriguez.

Currently #11 in the women’s strawweight division, Ribas has a suitable career so far with 3 T/KO and four submission wins. She was on a four-fight UFC win streak ahead of her bout on Fight Island earlier this year.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Amanda Ribas of Brazil celebrates after her victory over Paige VanZant in their flyweight fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Jandiroba faced a devastating loss in her first UFC match, however, she bounced back with a few impressive wins. The (17-2) record holder is a submission expert with thirteen wins via submission under her name. ‘Carcara’, the 13th ranked UFC strawweight, was on an impressive fourteen-win streak before she entered the UFC. She will look to use the fight against her compatriot to kick start a similar run.

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A win for either fighter will see them enter the top 10. Hence, this fight is an important step towards strawweight gold. What do you think of this fight? Who is your pick in this strawweight bout? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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