Marina Rodriguez Steps In To Face Amanda Ribas At UFC 257

Amanda Ribas is now matched against Marina Rodriguez for UFC 257 following her previous opponent, Michelle Waterson, withdrew from their fight. News of the new matchup was first reported by Diego Ribas of AgFight.

The fight joins a pay-per-view card on January 23rd that does not have a location confirmed for it at the moment.

Ribas enters the fight on a four-fight undefeated UFC run. She earned her fourth win in July, finishing Paige VanZant within a round with an armbar.

Rodriguez took her first career loss in July, losing a split decision to Carla Esparza. Her UFC record is currently two wins, two draws and a loss.

UFC 257 is currently scheduled to have a main event between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Here’s the updated lineup.

Bout 10: Dustin Poirier (26-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-4) (Lightweight)

Bout 9: Jessica Eye (15-8) vs. Joanne Calderwood (14-5) (Flyweight)

Bout 8: Brad Tavares (17-6) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 7: Andrew Sanchez (12-5) vs. Andre Muniz (20-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 6: Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (12-3) (Lightweight)

Bout 5: Ottman Azaitar (13-0) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 4: Shane Burgos (13-2) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (12-1-1) (Featherweight)

Bout 3: Amir Albazi (13-1) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 2: Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 1: Amanda Ribas (10-1) vs. Marina Rodriguez (12-1-2) (Strawweight)

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