Amanda Ribas grows, but gives in to Rose Namajunas' experience in the main fight of UFC Vegas 89

Brazilian faces the former North American champion, but is surpassed by points and moves away from the fight for the Ultimate belt

In a high-level duel at UFC Las Vegas 89, Amanda ribas She gave her all, but ended up losing on points to the former strawweight champion (up to 52,1kg.) Rose namajunas on Saturday night (23). The promising Brazilian started hesitantly, but found his feet in the fight and grew in performance from the third round onwards, showing great technical evolution. However, experience and precision were crucial to the North American's victory.

Amanda ribas, who is part of the top 10 in both divisions, now has 12 wins and five losses in his career. At flyweight, she has a record of two victories and three setbacks, with victories over paige vanzant e Viviane Araujo, and defeats to Katlyn chookagian, Maycee barber e Rose namajunas.

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Rose namajunas, former strawweight champion, now has 12 wins and six losses on her record. In the flyweight division, she had one positive and one negative result, with a defeat to Manon Fiorot and a victory over Amanda ribas.

Amanda Ribas grows in the fight, but loses on points to Rose Namajunas at UFC Vegas 89

The first round was marked by the intensity of the two athletes. Amanda ribas went up and kept good time, but Rose namajunas he counterattacked and hit the Brazilian in the face frequently. The Brazilian, as her father, Marcelo Ribas, requested, invested in the fall, but saw her rival not being on top.

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The former champion was hit and started to swing, but quickly responded with ease. On approach, Amanda took a judo takedown, but saw Namajunas do the sweep. On top, 'Thug' reached half-guard and knew how to take advantage of the position with elbows and punches until the end of the round.

Amanda Ribas grows, but gives in to Rose Namajunas' experience in the main fight of UFC Vegas 89. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC News

Amanda ribas lose to Rose namajunas at UFC Vegas 89. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC News

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The return to the second round also featured Rose, who landed direct shots with ease and hit Amanda squarely in the face. The Brazilian, in turn, responded with rotating and frontal kicks, always in the North American's waist line. The former champion went down, but Ribas saved her with a knee. Eighth in the ranking, the promise even tried to put its rival on the ground twice, but was beaten by 'Thug', who defended well and fell on top.

With the promise at halftime that she would knock out Namajunas, Amanda returned more aggressive, with intensity and approach. The former champion of UFC, in turn, was more precise and knew how to take advantage of counterattacks with precision. With two minutes remaining, Ribas looked for two takedowns and, in both, was rejected by Rose. However, she insisted and reached the ground in half guard. After hitting and opening the way, the Brazilian reached the back, but didn't have time to work.

Amanda ribas He found the distance in the fourth round and was growing in performance. Agile, she listened to the corner and masterfully repeated each request. Apparently more tired, Rose namajunas he didn't deny striking, but he invested and surprised with a takedown in the center of the octagon. In the end, with just 30 seconds until the gong sounded, the girl from Minas Gerais attempted a triangle, but to no avail.

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For the last one, the conversation between Marcelo and Amanda ribas was that only the knockout mattered. And this made the Brazilian come in more alert, looking for pressure and significant blows. Rose namajunas, more experienced, defended himself and found it easy to counterattack. The fight remained balanced until the end, with both fighters raising their arms. At the end of the count, the North American was declared the winner with a unanimous decision by the judges (48-47, 49-46, 48-47).

UFC Las Vegas 89 results

MAIN CARD

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Rose namajunas derrotou Amanda ribas in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Karl Williams derrotou justin tafa by unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Edmen shahbazyan derrotou AJ Dobson by technical knockout (punches) at 4:33 of R1

Bantamweight (up to 61,2 kg): Payton Talbott defeated Cameron Saaiman by technical knockout (punches) at 21s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Youssef Zalal derrotou Billy quarantillo via submission (rear naked choke) at 1m50s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Fernando Padilla defeated Luis Pajuello via submission (guillotine) at 2:45 of R1

PRELIMINARY CARD 

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Trey Ogden derrotou Kurt holobaugh in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): julian erosa derrotou Ricardo Carcacinha via submission (guillotine) at 2min15s of R1

Bantamweight (up to 61,2 kg): Miles Johns defeated Cody Gibson in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Jarno Errens defeated Steven Nguyen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantamweight (up to 61,2 kg): Dariya Zheleznyakova defeated Montserrat Rendon via unanimous judges' decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Andre Lima defeated Igor Severino by disqualification (bite) at 2min52s of R2

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Mick Parkin defeated Mohammed Usman in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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