Results: Amanda Ribas defeats Viviane Araújo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Back in the win column in a big way @AmandaRibasUFC takes the decision over Viviane Araujo at #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/mKp096iASy— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
UFC 285 features a women’s flyweight showdown between #8 Viviane Araújo and Amanda Ribas at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight will take place on the preliminary card which will stream on ESPN+ PPV starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Araújo (11-4) is looking to bounce back from an unanimous decision loss to Alexa Grasso last October. Although her record shows only four losses, accumulating consecutive wins is something she’s yet to achieve. Araújo is very talented and a win here could bolt her back into the top 5 women’s flyweight category.
Ribas (10-3) is also reeling, dropping two of her last three fights after an impressive 4-0 start to her UFC career. In her last fight she suffered a split decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian last May. Like Araújo she has struggled with the top competition in the division.
Ribas is favored to win in this bout with -120 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Araújo checks in as a slight underdog at +100.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Viviane Araújo vs. Amanda Ribas round-by-round results
Round 1: Ribas 10-9
Early submission attempt from Araújo! This is close, Ribas sneaks out and she can thank her sleek hair product on the braids, slipping out of that maneuver. Bout now being fought on the ground, Ribas clinching and regaining momentum. Araújo springs back up and now we have a fight. Araújo connects with a nice right hand and Ribas seems a little uncomfortable on her feet. On the mat Ribas seemed her best, clear that Araújo is the better striker and capable puncher.
Round 2: Ribas 10-9
Araújo sleep walks into a right hand and down she goes! Early into the second Araújo is in trouble and now must face the clinching attack of Ribas. Ribas hinting at an arm triangle and trying to finish this up with a submission. Ribas also working on the thigh on Araújo, striking with multiple elbows. Araújo doing the best job of avoiding the ground and pound of Ribas. Ribas comfortable on the mat and this is going to end with Ribas landing a signature punch of the fight.
Round 3: Ribas 10-9
Ribas bringing out the full arsenal here, and in full control. Nice combinations landing here. Araújo looks out of it and noticeable blood from her nose. Araújo gassed and Ribas gets caught again, potential armbar. Araújo trying for a late submission, time ticks away and Ribas escapes! Ribas all the way, Araújo with a poor performance, we’ll go to the cards.