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Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
When is Waterson vs Ribas?
Michelle Waterson will fight Amanda Ribas, as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Columbus, on Saturday 26th March 2022 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Waterson vs Ribas stats
Michelle Waterson steps into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Amanda Ribas will make her way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Ribas has a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 27% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.
Michelle Waterson is the older woman by 8 years, at 36 years old.
Ribas has 4-inch reach advantage.
Waterson is 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 42 more professional rounds, 66 to Ribas' 24.
Waterson vs Ribas form
Michelle Waterson has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she lost to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Before that, 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.
She had defeated Felice Herrig at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Waterson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Ribas' last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Waterson vs Ribas US streams
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UFC Fight Night Columbus Tickets
Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: 6pm est