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Amanda Ribas: Paige VanZant fight a chance 'to test myself' at higher weight class

Posted On: Jun 30, 2020   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Amanda Ribas isn't sure why the UFC offered her to fight Paige VanZant at flyweight.
Ribas, who's currently ranked in the top 15 of the strawweight division, has competed at 115 pounds for the majority of her career. So when she was offered to face VanZant at 125, Ribas was a little confused but certainly didn't shy away from the challenge of competing in a weight class above.
Ribas will open up the UFC 251 main card when she faces VanZant on July 11 in Abu Dhabi.
“I would have fought Paige VanZant at strawweight, but I'm not sure why the UFC made me an offer at flyweight,” Ribas told MMA Junkie. “I accepted. It's not my usual weight class, but I'd like to test myself. I'd like to see how I would do by moving up in weight. I don't enjoy getting too comfortable. I like to challenge myself.
“I think the pressure is

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