|Game||Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant|
|Date & Time||Saturday July 11, 2020, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
UFC Fight Island Dubai
Amanda Ribas -750
Heading into the fight here Ribas is coming into it with a 9-1 record. She is also coming into the fight standing at 5’3” and 125 pounds. She does have a 66 inch reach. Ribas is seen as a fighter that tends to use the orthodox stance and is seen as a Judo style of fighter.
In her last 5 bouts Ribas has ended up picking up 4 wins and a los. The loss was back in 2015 and it was by a KO/TKO/ The wins have been by TKO/KO, a submission, but also 2 unanimous decision wins including her last bout which took place right before the shutdown in March of 2020.
With Paige VanZant she is coming into the fight with a 8-4 record. She stands at 5’4” and 125 pounds, but has a 65 inch reach. She also is coming into the fight using the orthodox stance when it comes to fighting. VanZant tends to use the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to freestyle for her fighting style.
With VanZant she has not looked that impressive in her last 5 fights with 3 losses and 2 wins. The losses have come from 2 submissions, and a unanimous decision loss. The wins, though, have come from a TKO/KO win and then a submission win in her last fight, but that was in January of 2019
The fact that VanZant has not fought since January of 2019 will have some impact here, but also the fact that she is giving up a reach advantage will not help her out either. Look for VanZant to struggle to keep up with Ribas who will come into the fight with quite a bit of speed in the fight and that will definitely tip the fight in favor of Ribas. UFC 251 Fight Winner, Amanda Ribas.