Amanda Ribas is a mixed martial artist (MMA) from Brazil, competing in the Flyweight division of the UFC. As per July 14, 2020, she is ranked #12 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings. Amanda was born on August 26th 1993 and today she celebrates her 27th birthday. On this special occasion, she is wished by UFC on their Instagram page.
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The Varginha native is the daughter of Marcelo Ribas, jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai as well as a judo teacher. At the beginning of her career, she was trained by her father. She stopped training and competing for some years after being suffered from knee injuries.
She again started to train and compete after seeing some of her colleague’s training for an MMA tournament.
After winning the 2014 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) world championship, Ribas started her professional MMA career in 2014 and fought primarily in Brazil. She amassed a record of 6–1 prior to being signed by UFC.
Ribas was scheduled to face Juliana Lima at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on July 7, 2017. However, Ribas was flagged by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) for a potential anti-doping violation and removed from the bout. The possible violation stems from a sample collected on June 7. She was replaced by Tecia Tores.
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She initially received a two-year sanction by USADA after testing positive for Ostarine, 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. In her UFC debut, Ribas faced Emily Whitmore on June 29, 2019, at UFC on ESPN3. She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.
In 2020 March 14, she was scheduled to face Paige Vanzant at UFC Fight Night, VanZant was forced to pull out of the fight due to fracturing her right arm, and she was replaced by Randa Markos. She won the fight via unanimous decision. Later the bout with VanZant was rescheduled and eventually took place at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020. Ribas won the fight via submission in round one.