Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant agreed for UFC card on July 11, possibly on ‘Fight Island’

    Paige VanZant picked up a big win over Felice Herrig at UFC on FOX 15 on Saturday.
    Paige VanZant (pictured) could make her final UFC appearance against Amanda Ribas in July.
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    The UFC is once again setting up a fight with Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. This time, though, Ribas and VanZant will meet in a flyweight contest. Combate first reported the news.

    The yet-to-be-announced event is expected to take place at UFC’s “Fight Island,” per sources. On her social media Thursday, VanZant wrote “coming to an island near you.”

    The 26-year-old talents were originally scheduled to meet in a 115-pound bout in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14, but “12 Gauge” had to withdraw due to a lingering arm injury.

    Ribas (9-1) went on to face Randa Markos that night in Brazil, improving to 3-0 in the UFC with a decision win. The Brazilian prospect plans on going back down to strawweight after this match, a division where she also beat Mackenzie Dern and Emily Whitmire.

    VanZant (8-4), who has only one fight left in her contract with the promotion, hasn’t fought since a second-round armbar victory over Rachael Ostovich in Jan. 2019. VanZant holds a UFC record of five wins and three losses, including stoppage victories over Bec Rawlings, Alex Chambers and Kailin Curran.


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