“I am ambitious” – Amanda Ribas has big opponents in mind after stunning win over Paige VanZant

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Amanda Ribas is excited over her future in the UFC after defeating Paige VanZant

Brazilian MMA star Amanda Ribas picked up an impressive win over Paige VanZant at UFC 251.

She submitted her rival via an armbar and is looking forward to her next target. The 26-year-old has won all her four UFC fights and is considering who to face next.

Amanda Ribas won against Paige VanZant and now an MMA record of 10-1
Amanda Ribas of Brazil celebrates after her victory over Paige VanZant in their flyweight fight during the UFC 251 event (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

She was speaking to Helen Yee after the fight and was asked who she was willing to fight next. Ribas was in fighting mood as she named three opponents who she was open to facing:

“I have some names. In 115 maybe the winner of Carly Esparza and Marina or another fight with Michelle Waterson. It has been great for me at 115 and maybe if they want me in 125 again, then someone in top 15.

“I don’t know, I am ambitious, I am asking.”

The Brazilian added that she was here to fight and loved to get into the Octagon.

Shifting weights

While her clash against VanZant was her flyweight debut, she has spoken of fighting in the Strawweight division too.

Ribas claimed that fighting at 125 made her feel bigger and her punches were stronger too. However, she seems to be flexible on fighting in any of the two divisions and seems to be the next big star in the UFC.

Amanda Ribas during the weigh in
Amanda Ribas of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old now holds a 10-1 record in her MMA career and her only loss came in Jungle Fight 83 against Polyana Viana.

She has then been on a five-fight win streak and it will be interesting to see what is next for her.

Ribas also predicted who would win between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili. While she had some great words for Namajunas she backed Weili to get the job done.

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Amanda Ribas is excited over her future in the UFC after defeating Paige VanZant

Brazilian MMA star Amanda Ribas picked up an impressive win over Paige VanZant at UFC 251.

She submitted her rival via an armbar and is looking forward to her next target. The 26-year-old has won all her four UFC fights and is considering who to face next.

Amanda Ribas won against Paige VanZant and now an MMA record of 10-1
Amanda Ribas of Brazil celebrates after her victory over Paige VanZant in their flyweight fight during the UFC 251 event (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

She was speaking to Helen Yee after the fight and was asked who she was willing to fight next. Ribas was in fighting mood as she named three opponents who she was open to facing:

“I have some names. In 115 maybe the winner of Carly Esparza and Marina or another fight with Michelle Waterson. It has been great for me at 115 and maybe if they want me in 125 again, then someone in top 15.

“I don’t know, I am ambitious, I am asking.”

The Brazilian added that she was here to fight and loved to get into the Octagon.

Shifting weights

While her clash against VanZant was her flyweight debut, she has spoken of fighting in the Strawweight division too.

Ribas claimed that fighting at 125 made her feel bigger and her punches were stronger too. However, she seems to be flexible on fighting in any of the two divisions and seems to be the next big star in the UFC.

Amanda Ribas during the weigh in
Amanda Ribas of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old now holds a 10-1 record in her MMA career and her only loss came in Jungle Fight 83 against Polyana Viana.

She has then been on a five-fight win streak and it will be interesting to see what is next for her.

Ribas also predicted who would win between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili. While she had some great words for Namajunas she backed Weili to get the job done.

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