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#9 Women's Flyweight Division


Amanda Ribas

Women's Flyweight Division

12-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Amanda Ribas

athlete record


Learn more about Amanda Ribas' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Varginha, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 29, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Has won eight of her last 12

  • Three wins by KO, four by submission (Kneebar, 2 RNC, armbar)

  • Four first round finishes

  • Lone pre-UFC loss to UFC vet Polyana Viana in 2015

UFC on ESPN (3/23/24) Ribas lost a five round unanimous decision to Rose Namajunas 

UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Ribas stopped Luana Pinheiro via strikes at 3:53 of the third round 

UFC on ABC (6/24/23) Ribas was stopped by Maycee Barber via strikes at 3:42 of the second round 

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Ribas won a three round unanimous decision over Viviane Araujo 

UFC on ESPN (5/14/22) Ribas lost a three round split decision to Katlyn Chookagian

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Ribas won a three round unanimous decision over Virna Jandiroba

UFC 257 (1/24/21) Ribas was stopped by Marina Rodriguez via strikes at :54 of the second round

UFC 251 (7/12/20) Ribas submitted Paige VanZant via armbar at 2:21 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Ribas won a three round unanimous decision over Randa Markos

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Ribas won a three round unanimous decision over Mackenzie Dern

UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Ribas submitted Emily Whitmire via rear naked choke at 2:10 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? A lot of my childhood was spent on the mat, because my dad always gave me Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu lessons. Gloves were my pillows and my kimono, my blanket. I liked other sports too, but fighting has always been in my heart. I started training Jiu Jitsu with my dad, then I stopped due to the training sessions intensifying greatly and people at my school started saying that my body was looking “ugly” and that it looked like a muscular man’s body. Then I also started dancing, I did presentations and everything. I started to notice that all of my friends were competing and I was only dancing, it was then that, with my parents’ persuasion, I started Judo to better my Jiu-Jitsu. I stood out with Judo, and moved to the capital of my state to train at a highly regarded Judo club at 14 years of age. I won some Brazilian championships, participated in Seletivas Olímpicas and Circuito Europeu but I injured myself a lot and decided to go back home and study. When I came back, my friends were training amateur MMA, and that’s when I started to train as well. I went to the MMA World Championship in Las Vegas, won, and then turned professional. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in jiu-jitsu and judo. World Champion of Amateur MMA IMMAF, Brazilian Champion, Mineira, World Jiu-Jitsu Championship CBJJE, Brazilian Champion, Mineira Judo CBJ, Seletiva olímpica de judô CBJ

Do you have any heroes? My mom and my dad. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true; a chance to make a difference in the UFC world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied nutrition and I almost finished but I left it behind to dedicate myself fully to my fighting career.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was always an athlete, ever since I was young. My family owned a gym and I helped them with classes for children.

Favorite grappling technique: koshiguruma

Favorite Striking technique: Superman punch