Tracey Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas: UFC on ESPN 42 Preview

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In one of the preliminary card battles at the Ultimate Fighting Championship on ESPN 42 tournament in the women’s flyweight division, American Tracey Cortez and Amanda Ribas from Brazil will fight. The battle will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando on December 4, 2022. Female fighters are included in the list of 13 strongest in their weight category. So the confrontation can turn out to be very spectacular. In addition, in terms of career, these athletes were extremely rarely inferior. If you understand professional mixed martial arts and want to make money by betting on them, then download the application

The representatives of the lightest female weight have an impressive combat potential. So it will be interesting to follow this duel.

Tracey Cortez

The representative of the United States held 11 fights in her professional career. Having obtained 10 victories (twice – ahead of schedule, eight – by decision of the judges), Tracy suffered one defeat (by submission). By the way, Cortes’ only loss by guillotine choke was in his debut fight among the pros with Cheri Murasky. Starting in 2019, Santino Defranco’s ward defeated Erin Blanchfield, Maria Agapova, Vanessa Melo, Stephanie Egger, Justine Kish and Melissa Gatto in turn. Five opponents were defeated by a unanimous decision, and only a native of St. Petersburg by a separate one.

Born in Arizona, the athlete does not have a powerful knockout punch, but is quite technical. No one had an easy fight with Cortes, however, in the next battle, the American will have to fight a rather formidable opponent.

Amanda Ribas

The Latin American athlete began her pro career in 2014, and during this time she fought 14 times. In 11 fights, Amanda won (three times by knockout and four times by submission and decision of the judges). Also, Ribas lost three times (twice – ahead of schedule and once – by a referee’s decision). In the last five battles, the Brazilian was twice weaker. After victories over Radna Marcos and Paige Vanzant, the representative of the American Top Team was knocked out by Marina Rodriguez. Then, a native of Varginha unanimously defeated Virna Zhandiroba, but was defeated by a split decision of the judges Kathleen Chookagyan.

After the defeat from the “blonde fighter”, the representative of Brazil should be maximally tuned to win. Amanda’s rival is not an easy one, but the Latino is able to win.

Our forecast Ribas has a clear advantage in striking and grappling. The Brazilian is more powerful, but she can be inferior to Tracy in timing. Given the shape of the female fighters, a long fight should be expected here. At the same time, the representative of South America should have much more chances to win.

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