This is the UFC 257 live blog for Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas, a strawweight significant card bout on Saturday’s strive in opposition to card at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Rodriguez has no longer won within the octagon since August 2019, when she outpointed Tecia Torres at UFC Uruguay. Her most up-to-the-minute pair of appearances resulted in a plan to Cynthia Calvillo and a loss to Carla Esparza, respectively. Ribas, within the meantime, has won four straight within the octagon, most objective no longer too prolonged ago submitting Paige VanZant within the first spherical at UFC 251.
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Spherical 1: Herb Dean is the third particular person within the cage for this significant card opener. Ribas comes out applying pressure early and Rodriguez is taking a explore to play the matador and circle away. A minute in and Ribas has been unable to corral Rodriguez. She’s no longer if fact be told removal the cage and Rodriguez is touchdown some counters and transferring in.
Rodriguez overextends on a shot and Ribas grabs a clinch and drives Rodriguez to the mat. Rodriguez tries to roll and now the 2 are locked in a frigid scheme with Rodriguez nearly having the relieve but Ribas on top and blocking off with an arm. Eventually Ribas is able to pivot Rodriguez around and now Ribas is in Rodriguez’s beefy guard with half of the spherical left to work.
Ribas is seeking to land photos but Rodriguez is doing a valid job of minimizing injure. She’s no longer getting up even supposing. As soon as more Rodriguez tries to shift away to the relieve but Ribas stuffs it. Now Rodriguez goes for a physique triangle from the bottom but Ribas is on a can opener that is getting a response. Ribas releases it to commence shedding some photos and Rodriguez factual eats them. No longer a ton of injure from Ribas on top but constant work that likely wins her the spherical.
MMAFighting ratings the spherical 10-9 Ribas.
Spherical 2: Within the nook, Rodriguez’s coaches show her she lost the spherical and desires to assist transferring and never win taken down. Stable advice given how tiny worry Ribas had alongside with her on the bottom. Spherical 2 begins much the the same because the first even supposing with Ribas closing the gap and Rodriguez is throwing a lot of feints. Ribas tries to power a clinch but can’t win it and Rodriguez lands some photos on the separation.
OH! Rodriguez lands a large precise hand as Ribas steps in that drops Ribas! Ribas is in a world of worry! Rodriguez is on top and hammering photos with Ribas barely putting on in turtle. Herb Dean is cease to stopping it and it appears treasure Herb Dean touches Rodriguez. Rodriguez no doubt thinks so and steps away alongside with her fingers raised. Ribas gets up but Dean confirms he didn’t hand over the strive in opposition to and so Rodriguez steps precise relieve in. Ribas is aloof on rubber legs and a large precise hand clocks her, causing Dean to hand over the strive in opposition to with Ribas aloof standing.
OFFICIAL DECISION: Marina Rodriguez stops Amanda Ribas with punches at 54 seconds of Spherical 2.