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.
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— Amanda Ribas (@amandaribasufc) June 24, 2021
“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.