Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant fight preview

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Amanda Ribas will take on Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant in the Women’s Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 251 card.

In this post, we will break down Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 26-year-old, Amanda Ribas is coming in with a 9-1-0 record. Ribas will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira in March.

VanZant, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Rachael Ostovich on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw and holds a 8-4-0 record.

Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
5′ 3″
5′ 4″
115 lbs.
115 lbs.

Amanda Ribas has an orthodox fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 26-year-old, Paige VanZant is an orthodox fighter with a 65″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Ribas comes in with 44% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 4.84 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, VanZant fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 3.40 significant strikes per minute. Amanda Ribas also has a 50% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.02 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to VanZant’s 1.31 takedowns and 35% takedown accuracy.

Paige spent on average 11:29 minutes in the Octagon and Amanda has an average fight time of 12:23 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 251 is live in , who do you think will win, Amanda or Paige? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
July 11, 2020
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

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