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Report: Amanda Ribas vs. Tracy Cortez added to UFC event in December

A UFC women’s flyweight fight has been added to an end-of-year event. 

Amanda Ribas at weigh-ins for UFC 267.
Amanda Ribas at weigh-ins for UFC 267.
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Amanda Ribas is staying at flyweight for her next UFC outing.

Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports that a fight between Ribas and Tracy Cortez is agreed upon for an upcoming UFC event scheduled for Dec. 3. A location, venue or headliner for the event has yet to be announced.

Ribas enters the fight 2-2 in her past four appearances. The Brazilian submitted Paige VanZant via first-round armbar in her flyweight debut over two years ago. She returned to strawweight for a fight against Marina Rodriguez, who finished her by second-round TKO. It was her first loss under the UFC banner after beginning her tenure on a four-fight win streak. Ribas rebounded with a unanimous decision over Virna Jandiroba at UFC 267 last October but failed to capitalize on the newfound momentum and suffered a split decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Vegas 54 this past May. Ribas vs. Chookagian was awarded ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.

Cortez is 4-0 in the UFC since joining the promotion following a successful appearance on Contender Series. The 28-year-old started off as a bantamweight, winning consecutive decisions against Vanessa Melo and Stephanie Egger at UFC on ESPN+ 22 and UFC on ESPN+ 37, respectively. Cortez moved down to flyweight again for her next two fights, defeating Justine Kish and Melissa Gatto recently.

Ribas vs. Cortez and Nicolau vs. Schnell are currently the only fights attached to the end-of-year UFC event. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more updates as they become available in the coming weeks.