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Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill rescheduled for UFC Fight Night on June 5 – MMA Root

The strawweight fight between Amanda Ribas and Angela Hill soon found a new date.

Amanda Ribas will face Angela Hill on June 5 after their fight was called off just hours before UFC Vegas 26 was set to kick off last weekend. Their fight is expected to take place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on a UFC Fight Night card. The news was initially reported by MMA journalist Marcel Dorff.

Just hours before the event began, Ribas was forced to withdraw from the contest after testing positive for COVID-19. However, the Brazilian expressed through her Instagram that she believed her case was a false positive after showing no symptoms.

Hill, on the other hand, expressed interest in Twitter to fight in two weeks, possibly May 22, however, with the recent news, it looks like he will have to wait a bit longer for his fight.

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Currently ranked # 11, Amanda Ribas (10-2) is coming off her only loss in the UFC promotion after suffering a brutal TKO at the hands of Marina Rodríguez. The Brazilian had not lost for 6 years prior to her last fight. Before the loss, Ribas had four UFC wins defeating the likes of Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos, and Paige Vanzant.

Ribas, a black belt in both judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, is highly skilled on the field with four submission wins throughout his career. She is the former Jungle Fight strawweight champion and the Max Fight strawweight champion, the latter of which she captured in 2016.

Ribas did not compete in MMA professionally for three years after receiving a two-year suspension in 2017 from the USADA for prohibited substances. He returned directly to the UFC in 2019 and won four matches in a row before his most recent loss.

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Angela Hill believes
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After falling short in back-to-back split decision losses to Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson in the latter part of 2020, Hill (13-9) found herself back in the winning column when the American edged out Ashley Yoder in a unanimous decision victory. in March of this year.

The two split decision losses were controversial as many fans and the media believed that Hill had won both. He is currently ranked No. 12 in the division, if split decision losses had turned in his favor, he would easily be in the top 10.

Hill was the Invicta strawweight champion when she defeated Lívia Renata Souza in 2016 and then went on to defend the belt against Kaline Medeiros. later that year. She is also the first African-American woman to headline a UFC card when she fought Waterson in 2020 and the first African-American woman to sign with the UFC.

Fight card

With the reserving change from the strawweight fight, the UFC Fight Night on June 5 currently includes:

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
  • Muslim Salikhov against Francisco Trinaldo
  • Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
  • Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic
  • Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Dolidze
  • Miguel Baeza vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese
  • Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick
  • Jordan Leavitt vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Nate Landwehr

Who do you have winning for this exciting showdown of strawweight contenders?

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