Amanda Ribas talks about her return to strawweight. She also mentioned the match against Tracy Cortez. “I can win nicely against her and still move down because I still want to fight at 115,” Ribas said on this week’s episode of Trocação Franca, a quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I feel strong at strawweight, so I want to fight there at least once next year. I want to stay in both. The good thing about flyweight is that I can still take a fight in two weeks if the UFC wants, so that’s great”.
She worked a lot on herself to correct the mistakes that caused her some defeats. We have no doubt that she prepared in the best way. “When we have losses that close we can see many little details we can fix, and I’ve tried to fix them for this fight,” Ribas said.
“That was great for me. [The loss] was stuck [in my throat] when I first got back to training because I couldn’t immediately fix the things I knew I did wrong in the fight, but I’m feeling better now because I have done it.
And it’s such an important fight, fighting Tracy after a loss and a surgery”.
Cortez will be anything but an easy opponent. She will have many problems, but she is aware of what awaits her. “She’s winning her fights well, she’s well-ranked, so I think it’s another great opportunity the UFC has offered me,” Ribas said.
“I’m jumping all-in with everything I got. It’s a boring game because she’s a wrestler and her some striking, but it’s a good match-up for me because I too like to grapple. Let’s see how this unfolds.
“I think she will try to trade with me but thank God my striking is way better now and I hope to show it”.