Brazilian strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas had a successful debut at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos, choking out her opponent Emily Whitmire at 2:10 of the second round.
Ribas controlled the majority of the fight, using her judo and BJJ skills to pin Whitmire against the fence and drag her to the ground. She spent a good portion of the first round on a standing Whitmire’s back with a body triangle locked in, and then turned up the intensity a bit in the second, stunning her opponent with ground and pound before slipping an arm in to choke.
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A new force to be reckoned with!@AmandaRibasUFC #UFCMinneapolis pic.twitter.com/LUfcDaIsZJ— UFC (@ufc) June 29, 2019
INCRÍVEL!@amandaribasufc fez bonito em sua estreia no #UFCMinneapolis!— UFC Brasil (@UFCBrasil) June 29, 2019
TEMPO REAL ➡ https://t.co/yV2DB4RDwS pic.twitter.com/kdRfCimsQu
Ribas improves to 7-1 with 3 knockouts and 2 submissions. Whitmire drops to 4-3, snapping a two fight win streak.