Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
When is Waterson vs Ribas?
Michelle Waterson could potentially fight Amanda Ribas, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Waterson vs Ribas stats
Michelle Waterson would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Amanda Ribas would make her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Ribas would have a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 27% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Waterson would have an advantage over Ribas, with a 50% submission rate over Ribas' 36%.
Michelle Waterson is the older woman by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Ribas has 4-inch reach advantage.
Waterson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made her debut in 2007, 7 years earlier than Ribas, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She has fought 41 more professional rounds, 68 to Ribas' 27.
Waterson vs Ribas form
Michelle Waterson has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had won against Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 on 12th September 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
She had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Amanda Ribas has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Virna Jandiroba at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, she had won against Paige VanZant at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
She had defeated Mackenzie Dern at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Amanda Ribas has been fighting more than Michelle Waterson.
Michelle Waterson last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Amanda Ribas' last outing was 6 months and 11 days ago.
Waterson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Ribas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Waterson vs Ribas?
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