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Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill Agreed For May 8 Fight Night Card – MMA Root



A fight between two ranked strawweights is coming straight for you on May 8 when Amanda Ribas (# 10) takes on Angela Hill (# 12).

As MMA Fighting initially reported, Ribas and Hill will face off in a fight that should bring fireworks. Both Ribas and Hill have an aggressive style, and they have proven to be versatile and athletic fighters who always aim to deliver. This card will be headlined by former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw who will return after a two-year suspension from USADA to face Cory Sandhagen.

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Amanda Ribas always maintains the same energy. Image Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Amanda Ribas was one of the hottest competitors in the strawweight division heading into her UFC 257 fight against Marina Rodriguez. Ribas was living up to his hype in the first round before being TKOed by Rodriguez in round 2 in what was the second-biggest upset on the card. The agony of defeat is something Ribas has rarely experienced and hopes not to relive anytime soon. Instead, he will try to set up a new winning streak starting May 8 when he meets Angela “Overkill” Hill.

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Angela Hill landing the left punch on Loma Lookboonmee Image Credit: Jeff Bottari, Zuffa LLC

Angela Hill is a seven-year veteran of the sport who is always looking to stay active in terms of signing contracts as well as action within the octagon after signing. After completing four fights in 2020, Hill bounced back in 2021, starting his year with a W over Ashley Yoder last month at the UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad card. Hill will aim to be two in a row and possibly break into the top 10 of the strawweight division by defeating Ribas in May.

With the addition of this strawweight contest, the updated lineup for the May 8 card is as follows:

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen

Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sánchez

Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill

Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell

Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev

Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta

Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris

Francisco Figueredo vs. Jimmy Flick

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos

Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park

Who takes this? Amanda Ribas or Angela Hill?

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