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Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Ribas on tap for UFC 257 in January

A very intriguing strawweight matchup is being proposed for UFC 257, on January 23rd.

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UFC 257 is starting to fill out. The January 23rd card looks to be one of the bigger events in recent memory, and an interesting women’s strawweight fight is in the works for the show. ESPN is reporting that the promotion is trying to put together a bout between Michelle Waterson and Amanda Ribas.

Waterson (18-8, 6-4 UFC) is coming off a close split decision win over Angela Hill last month, winning a fight of the night bonus in the process. The victory broke a two-fight losing streak.

Ribas (10-1, 4-0 UFC) last competed in July, where she submitted Paige VanZant with a first-round armbar. That bout took place at flyweight. The 27-year-old is undefeated in the UFC thus far, taking out the likes of PVZ, Randa Markos, Mackenzie Dern, and Emily Whitmire.

UFC 257 is expected to be headlined by a lightweight fight between the returning Conor McGregor and former interim champ Dustin Poirier. However, that bout is not yet official.

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