Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is set to continue her venture into the flyweight division as she faces Amanda Ribas in the main event of a UFC Fight Night scheduled for March 23. The event is expected to take place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. This matchup follows Namajunas’ move to the flyweight division, which began with a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Manon Fiorot in September.
Namajunas, a two-time strawweight champion, decided to explore the 125-pound weight class after an eight-year tenure in the UFC, where she twice secured the 115-pound belt. Her recent setback came against top flyweight contender Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris, marking her second consecutive loss after dropping the strawweight title to Carla Esparza at UFC 274.
Amanda Ribas is known for navigating between weight classes, with her most recent bout taking place at strawweight in November. She secured a third-round TKO victory against Luana Pinheiro, showcasing her versatility. Ribas has notable wins at flyweight against Viviane Araujo and Paige VanZant.
Both fighters are looking to make an impact in the flyweight division, with Namajunas seeking redemption after two consecutive losses and Ribas aiming to solidify her position in the top 10. The event is anticipated to provide an exciting night of fights at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.