Tracy Cortez and Amanda Ribas are scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night on December 3rd later this year. Cortez is currently ranked #14 in the women’s flyweight division, whereas Ribas is unranked within the division. However, the Brazilian is ranked #10 in the women’s strawweight division, with the bout in December taking place at 125lbs.
The fight looks much riskier for Cortez than Ribas, with a loss likely meaning that the American will drop out of the UFC rankings. Cortez is 5cm taller than her future opponent, who stands at just 160cm tall. However, this surprisingly doesn’t lead to Cortez having a longer reach, with Ribas beating the flyweight in this aspect. The Brazil-born fighter has a reach of 168cm, which is 2cm longer than the American’s reach.
Both women last weighed in at 125.5lbs in their last fight, meaning there is no advantage when it comes to weight. But when it comes to UFC records, Tracy Cortez once again has the advantage.
The Arizona-born fighter is currently unbeaten in the UFC, beating her first four opponents since joining the organization. Cortez has never won via TKO/KO or submission but beat Vanessa Melo, Stephanie Egger, Justine Kish and Melissa Gatto all via decision.
Amanda Ribas has fought seven times in the UFC, winning five and losing only twice in the organization. However, the Brazilian has fought a much higher quality opponent, only being beaten by Marina Rodriguez and Katlyn Chookagian. Since joining the UFC in 2019, Ribas has beaten Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos, Paige VanZant and Virna Jandiroba.
Who beat Tracy Cortez in professional MMA?
Rising star in the UFC women’s flyweight division, Tracy Cortez, has only lost once in her professional MMA career. The 28-year-old lost to Cheri Muraski in her debut bout at Invicta 25 back in 2017, which is the only time the American has lost a fight in her pro career.
Muraski is currently 43 years old and has a 6-2 professional record in MMA, but lost back-to-back bouts in 2018 getting beaten by Brogan Walker and Liz Tracy while competing in Invicta.
Tracy Cortez now faces her toughest test in the UFC, when facing Amanda Ribas in December later this year at UFC Fight Night. The Brazilian has recently moved up to the women’s flyweight division after being ranked within the top ten in the strawweight rankings.