After the title confrontation at UFC 248 in women’s minimum weight, a small downtime is expected, which will break the rating battle of two representatives of the fair half of humanity. At UFC Fight Night 170, as part of the third fight of the day, Arena nominee mistress Amanda Ribas will compete with Canadian division veteran Randa Markos. The battle will take place on March 14th.
At what time Amanda Ribas vs Randa Markos fight?
The fight time is March 14, 2020, at 05:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Amanda Ribas have?
Amanda Ribas has 7 wins and 1 loss.
How many wins and losses Randa Markos have?
Randa Markos has 10 wins and 9 loss.
The athlete first performed according to the rules of MMA back in 2014, when she beat Jessica Almeida in a regional Brazilian organization. After that, she took part in the battles under the auspices of IMMAF, returning to the octagon two months after two victories by unanimous decision. Having developed her win strike to five consecutive victories, Amanda signed a contract with Jungle Fight.
The debut of the athlete in the eminent Brazilian promotion took place at the organization’s 76th event. Ribas beat Alin Sattelmeyer. In the next match, the Brazilian wins the battle for the vacant champion belt but is inferior to her future UFC signatory Polyana Viana at JF 83. Nevertheless, another organization submitted to the athlete. At Max Fight, she is stronger than Jennifer Gosalez Araneda, taking the championship title. In the UFC, Ribas had two fights.
Initially, she was supposed to fight back in 2017 but was caught doping and disqualified for two years. After serving the disqualification, the athlete successfully subdued Emily Whitmire and did not receive a bonus for high-quality performance, and then she defeated the undefeated Mackenzie Dern with a unanimous referee’s decision.
Markos made her debut in amateur MMA at the IFL event in 2009. Then she won in her first fight but lost in the next two. As a result, Silent Storm spent three more fights, each of them completing a win, before becoming professionals. Starting with three wins in the professional arena, the Iranian athlete met Justine Kish at RFA 12. Marcos lost to Kish by unanimous decision, after which she won the PFC promotion belt. This achievement allowed her to claim participation in The Ultimate Fighter.
Randa got into the Pettis team, becoming one of the most scandalous participants in the project. She several times clashed with Carla Esparza, but, despite the disapproval of the public, she was able to get to the semifinals, where she lost to Rose Namajunas. She also lost in the final event, but her story impressed UFC bosses who decided to leave Randa in the organization.
Marcos instantly began to alternate wins and defeats. Silent Storm closed the unsuccessful opening result with a win over Aisling Dali but lost to Carolina Kovalkevich. Over the next ten bouts, her record will be a dull 5-4-1, which is why Marcos now and then hung in the balance from the departure from the organization. Of the important fights for Randa, it is worth highlighting the split victory in a duel with Carla Esparza, the defeat from Alexa Grasso and the extreme victories over Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder. For wins submission in the battle with Angela, the Iranian received a bonus for the performance of the evening.
Amanda Ribas vs Randa Markos Prediction
Ribas had amazing fights in the UFC. If before that, her performances were not too impressive, then the extreme victories make me think that Amanda could become the next top of her division. The Brazilian athlete confidently defended herself against the passes from Mackenzie Dern and was able in a wonderful manner to persuade Emily Whitmire.
Markos is fighting pretty well, which, however, is her only advantage over the opponent in the upcoming fight. In addition, the battle will take place in Brazil. Even in the event of an equal match, the judges may prefer Ribas as the winner of the standoff.
- Our prediction: Amanda Ribas Will Win.