VanZant vs Ribas Rescheduled for July 11, Possibly On ‘Fight Island’
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Now that Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC) is back in business, the fight announcements have been coming in hot and heavy (see here, here, and here). Now, the promotion has announced another bout, as Paige VanZant is once again lined up to face Amanda Ribas.
According to MMA Fighting, the two talented ladies are set to collide at an upcoming UFC event on July 11, 2020, which could possibly go down on “Fight Island.” Paige teased the possibility on her social media account, while the promotion once again moved back its target date for the debut of “Fight island” to July.
Ribas and VanZant were lined up to fight on March 14 before “12 Gauge” had to bow out after she was once again forced to go under the knife to take care of an arm injury. The original fight was set to go down at Strawweight, but will now take place at Flyweight.
Paige seems to be nearing the end of her UFC contract, which could also signal the end for her time inside the Octagon, as she has gone on record to say she plans to test the free agency market. That said, she needs a win over Ribas if she wants some good leverage since she is just 2-3 over her last five bouts.
Ribas, meanwhile, has been on a role, winning four straight including upsetting Mackenzie Dern last October. Overall, Amanda is 9-1 in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, 3-0 inside the Octagon.