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

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

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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