Amanda Ribas is scheduled to undergo surgical intervention on Saturday morning to address an injury sustained during her defeat to Maycee Barber at UFC Jacksonville on June 24. Marcelo Ribas, Amanda’s father and coach based in Varginha, Brazil, confirmed the news to MMA Hook, with Globo Esporte being the first to report it.
During the opening round of the fight, Ribas, a 29-year-old talented fighter, suffered a fracture in her orbital bone due to an elbow strike delivered by Barber. As a result, she experienced impaired vision in that eye throughout the remainder of the match.
Ribas is anticipated to be out of training for approximately three months as a result of this injury.
Prior to the loss against Barber in Florida, Ribas (11-4) had secured a decision victory over Viviane Araujo, bringing her UFC record to 6-3. Notably, she has claimed victories against notable fighters such as Mackenzie Dern, Virna Jandiroba, and Paige VanZant. However, since 2021, Ribas has been alternating between wins and losses.
Barber, with an MMA record of 13-2, is currently on a five-fight winning streak, having triumphed over opponents like Ribas, Andrea Lee, and Jessica Eye.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC injury recovery
Q: What injury did Amanda Ribas sustain during her UFC fight with Maycee Barber?
A: Amanda Ribas suffered a fracture in her orbital bone during her fight with Maycee Barber at UFC Jacksonville.
Q: Will Amanda Ribas require surgery for her injury?
A: Yes, Amanda Ribas is scheduled to undergo surgery to address her broken orbital bone.
Q: How long is Amanda Ribas expected to be out of training?
A: Amanda Ribas is expected to be sidelined from training for approximately three months as she recovers from her injury.
Q: What was Amanda Ribas’ record before the fight with Maycee Barber?
A: Before her loss to Maycee Barber, Amanda Ribas had a record of 11 wins and 4 losses in her MMA career.
Q: How has Maycee Barber been performing in her recent fights?
A: Maycee Barber has been on a five-fight winning streak, including victories over Amanda Ribas, Andrea Lee, and Jessica Eye.