Key Stats: 2.28 takedowns per 15 minutes, 1.9 submissions per 15 minutes, 73% striking defense

What It Means: Ribas, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as well as judo, is a slick, strong grappler with a dangerous ability to find submissions from a multitude of positions. Because of her great skills on the mat, she can pressure forward and throw a variety of strikes without the real worry of takedowns. She likes to scramble forward and throw plenty of feints with her upper body, and against the fence she is strong with hip tosses and different trips.

What to Look For in the Fight: This is your essential striker-vs-grappler matchup, and Rodriguez is by far the best opponent Ribas has faced to this point. How Ribas engages on the feet and how quickly she goes to get the fight on the mat is the key point, and how Rodriguez keeps those attempts at bay while punishing Ribas is something to watch as well. Ribas likes to keep a high, in-your-face pace, so how Rodriguez responds with her own offense could prove important.

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*Hasn’t competed in division long enough to qualify in UFC Record Book

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