UFC Strawweight Amanda Ribas Calls Out Yan Xiaonan for a Fight


UFC Strawweight Amanda Ribas Calls Out Yan Xiaonan for a Fight

Amanda Ribas hasn’t competed inside the UFC Octagon since her UFC 257 loss to Marina Rodriguez. That loss ended her 5-fight winning streak in the strawweight division of the UFC. Ribas recently took to social media to issue a call out to fellow contender Yan Xiaonan.

Heyy  @yanxiaonan how are you?I was thinking..almost all fighters in our weight division have a scheduled fight..How about schedule ours too?I think it would be a GREAAT fight @ufc @UFCNews @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @ribasfight @Alexdavismma @MMAjunkie @espnmma @canalCombate,” wrote Ribas in a Twitter post.

Amanda Ribas
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Amanda Ribas of Brazil celebrates after her victory over Paige VanZant in their flyweight fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ribas’s last win in the UFC was against Paige VanZant at UFC 251. Xiaonan, on the other hand, lost her last fight against Carla Esparza in May. The 32-year-old Chinese fighter lost her previously perfect record in the promotion.

‘Fury‘ has an overall professional record of 13-2 with 5 finishes. All of her finishes have come by the way of T/KO. Ribas has an impressive record of 10-2. The 27-year-old Brazilian has a total of 7 finishes in her record. 3 T/KO and 4 submission wins comprise those numbers for her.

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Is Amanda Ribas vs Yan Xiaonan the fight to make?

Both Ribas and Xiaonan are two of the top fighters in the strawweight division of the UFC. Both fighters lost their last contest in the promotion recently. So, either lady will look to return to the winning column as soon as possible.

Yan Xiaonan
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 07: (R-L) Yan Xiaonan of China punches Claudia Gadelha of Brazil in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It makes sense from every aspect that the organization matches them up for a fight next. Also, Ribas’s call out makes the fight a must-do. How Xiaonan responds to the offer remains to be seen. However, the winner is guaranteed to catapult further in the strawweight division of the UFC if the clash indeed happens.

Is Ribas vs Xiaonan the fight to make? Let us know your thoughts.

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