Amanda Ribas

MMA Junkie’s Fight of the Month for May: Ranked welterweights go to war

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from May 2022: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Fight of the Month award for May. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Best fight bookings of 2021 that got away due to injuries, COVID-19, and more

2021 was a year filled with fight cancellations and rescheduling due to various factors. On top of unfortunate injuries that occurred in training camp that caused fights to fall apart, health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 led to a number of scheduling issues throughout the year. From title...

Amanda Ribas has ‘more fire in the eyes’ for her UFC 267 bout on ‘Fight Island’

" For the third consecutive time, Amanda Ribas will compete on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. She admittedly loves it there – especially the sun and pool time as evidenced by the tan lines she showed off Wednesday. Ribas’ first visit to “Fight Island” was a success, with her...

How UFC 257’s Amanda Ribas won’t allow growing hype to derail focus

ABU DHABI – Amanda Ribas spoke to the media Tuesday ahead of UFC 257. Ribas (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) discussed her strawweight bout against Marina Rodriguez (13-1-2 MMA, 2-1-2 UFC), her desire to steal the show on Conor McGregor’s undercard, how she intends to avoid letting her growing star...

Coach Marcos DaMatta: ‘Full package’ Amanda Ribas absolutely has championship potential

ABU DHABI – Coach Marcos DaMatta is confident that Amanda Ribas can go all the way to the top. DaMatta, American Top Team’s jiu-jitsu coach, has been working with Ribas ever since she walked into the gym prior to her octagon debut and is one of her lead cornermen....

MMA rankings report, 2020 review: Who were the year’s biggest movers?

nt" Before events kick into full swing this year, John Morgan and “Gorgeous” George Garcia look back at the biggest movers in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings during 2020. Which fighters stood out in shooting up their respective divisions this past year? You can watch the video above...

Amanda Ribas sees chance to grow stardom fighting under McGregor-Poirier at UFC 257

Amanda Ribas is trying to remain humble about her growing star power in the UFC strawweight division. If Ribas is able to beat Marina Rodriguez (13-1-2 MMA, 2-1-2 UFC) at UFC 257 in January, though, staying grounded might prove to be a bigger challenge. Ribas (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC)...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Kamaru Usman and UFC 251’s key winning fighters?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Jorge Masvidal and UFC 251’s key losing fighters?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair...

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