UFC is targeting an amazing strawweight matchup between the top contenders Amanda Ribas vs Michelle Waterson for the UFC Fight Night event which is going to take place on March 26. The fight will be an exciting and important matchup considering the landscape of the women’s strawweight division. The fight is not yet officially announced but according to the sources UFC is keen on getting this fight a done deal. MMA Fighting was the first to report the targeted booking. The fight will be taking place on March 26 and the location for the event is not yet decided.
Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson is in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on March 26, multiple sources confirmed to myself and the Brazilian beast @guicruzzz
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— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 6, 2021
Amanda Ribas is ranked no. 10 in the UFC Strawweight rankings. Ribas was originally scheduled to fight Juliana Lima at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on July 7, 2017. But unfortunately, she was caught for a potential anti-doping violation and was removed from the card. She eventually made her UFC debut UFC on ESPN against Emily Whitmire. She went on to win that fight via submission and began her UFC journey.
She went to stack up amazing wins over Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos, and Paige Vanzant before losing her winning streak against Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257. In her last fight, she fought Virna Jandiroba at UFC 267. The fight was a tough one for her but she fought her way out of it and went to get the decision win.
Michelle Waterson is currently ranked no.9 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings. She is the true veteran of the UFC’s women’s lower weight classes. Michelle Waterson has fought 11 fights under the UFC banner and has won 6 of them. She is 2-3 in her last five fights and is coming off a loss against Marina Rodriguez. The fight took place at UFC on ESPN 24 and she lost the fight via decision.
Michelle Waterson was scheduled to face Amanda Ribas on January 24, 2021, at UFC 257. But, Waterson pulled out of the bout in early December due to unknown reasons. She was replaced by Marina Rodriguez. Later on, Michelle Waterson revealed that she had to withdrawal from the fight as she lost her grandparents.
The fight card of UFC FIGHT NIGHT 207 is going to be headlined by an intriguing matchup between top light-heavyweight contenders Jan Blachowicz and Aleksander Rakic. Jan Blahcowicz lost his light-heavyweight to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267. While Aleksander Rakic is coming off a decision win over former title challenger Thiago Santos.
- Amanda Ribas vs Michelle Waterson is in the works for UFC Fight Night 207
- UFC Fight Night 207 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight matchup between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksander Rakic.
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