Take two for this strawweight fight.
MMA Fighting It was reported that a fight between contenders Amanda Ribas and Michelle Waterson was underway for a UFC Fight Night card on March 26. The match was booked for UFC 257 in January but Waterson was subsequently booked. withdraw.
Instead of meeting Waterson as planned, Ribas (11-2) started 2021 with a second round TKO loss to Marina Rodriguez, ending her unbeaten streak inside the Octagon. She returned to UFC 267 in October with a unanimous decision against Virna Jandiroba. Her most notable wins were a decisive goal against Mackenzie Dern and a hand finish by Paige VanZant.
Waterson (18-9) will lose to Marina Rodriguez in five rounds in the UFC Vegas 26 main event. She has lost three of her last four fights, though those other two losses have been to the division champions. straw Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Her final win was a five-round decision in Fight of the Night against Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 in October 2020.
The UFC’s March 26 hand was noted for its heavyweight tilt between former champ Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic.
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/12/6/22820914/mma-news-amanda-ribas-vs-michelle-waterson-targeted-for-ufc-march-26th-card Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson Targeted for UFC March 26 Card