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Amanda Ribas calls out fellow UFC contender Yan Xiaonan: ‘I think it would be a great fight’

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Strawweight Amanda Ribas would like to take on Yan Xiaonan in her first fight since her loss to Marina Rodriguez.

Amanda Ribas is reportedly facing Virna Jandiroba at UFC 267.
Amanda Ribas lost to Marina Rodriguez in her last fight.
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Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas knows who she wants to take on in order to recover from her TKO loss to Marina Rodriguez.

On her official Twitter account, the Brazilian aimed high and called out a top-5 athlete in the weight class: Yan Xiaonan, who also happens to be coming off a heavy loss herself, to Carla Esparza.

“Hey, Yan Xiaonan, how are you? I was thinking, almost all fighters in our weight divison have a scheduled fight. How about (we) schedule ours, too? I think it would be a great fight,” Amanda wrote.

In her last outing, Ribas (10-2) suffered her first ever Octagon loss, a TKO defeat to Marina Rodriguez back in January. Before that, the 27-year-old was on a four-fight winning streak in the division, with victories over Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos and Paige VanZant, two of which were finishes.

Prior to her TKO defeat to Esparza back in May, Xiaonan (13-2-1 NC) was on an impressive six-fight winning streak in the UFC, with all victories coming by unanimous decision. During that phase, the 32-year-old picked up wins over some notable names at strawweight, such as Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Angela Hill.