The path of Amanda Ribas, the UFC fighter, towards the contention of the title at the total number of 115 pounds came across a roadblock which was a serious one. This took place this Saturday at Abu Dhabi in the UFC 257.
Amanda Ribas went through a heavy loss, also her first loss, in the UFC appearances of a total of five numbers. The champion had made her entry as a favorite in the main card of the pay-per-view. This is was between the strawweight of women belonging to the top ten. Amanda Ribas was blocked by Marina Rodriguez, who also hails from Brazil. The score was 13-1-2. It happened in the TKO of round two.
Amanda Ribas Vs Marina Rodriguez
Amanda Ribas was full of momentum and hype when she first made her entry into the fight. This can be because of the first-round stoppage of hers that took place in the month of July 2020 at flyweight. The round stoppage was of Paige VanZant. The 27-year-old fighter who is loved by many due to her personality, witnessed the turn in the tide after she took control over the opening round.
The other opponent, Marina Rodriguez, who is 33 years old, threw uncountable punches towards Ribas. Initially caught hold of Ribas in a way that dropped her in a very awkward manner. Then punches then began as Rodriguez went for continuous right-hand shots towards the ground. During this time the referee, Herb Dean, made an interference.
However, as the referee stood close to them, Rodriguez started celebrating her victory when there were no signs from Dean. The fighter then realized about the situation in a while and acted accordingly. She then went to deliver a strong clinch towards Amanda Ribas, who had not recovered from the previous punches of her. It was a short elbow followed by a flush right hands pair that caused Dean, the referee, to call it a day.