Pros react to Amanda Ribas defeating Paige VanZant at UFC 251

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A women’s flyweight bout between Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant kicked off tonight’s UFC 251 main card from Fight Island.

VanZant (8-4 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since January of 2019, where she had picked up a submission victory over Rachael Ostovich. That win had snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘PVZ’, who previously suffered setbacks to Michelle Waterson and Jessica-Rose Clark respectively.

Meanwhile, Amanda Ribas (9-1 MMA) entered tonight’s UFC 251 event on a four-fight win streak, her latest being a unanimous decision victory over Randa Markos.

Tonight’s Ribas vs. VanZant fight proved to be a one-sided affair. Amanda Ribas was able to dominate Paige VanZant from the opening bell on route to a first round armbar victory.

Official UFC 251 Result: Amanda Ribas def. Paige VanZant via submission in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Ribas defeating VanZant below:

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 11, 2020