Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas Reportedly Set for UFC Card on July 11

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 22, 2020

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19:  Paige VanZant poses for a portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant will fight July 11, according to Combate.com's Raphael Marinho on Thursday.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto confirmed the rescheduled UFC fight, noting the location has not been determined:

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) vs. Amanda Ribas (@amandaribasufc) on July 11 at location TBD. Confirmed via sources. First reported by @raphamarinho. 125 pounds, and it's still the final fight on VanZant's UFC contract, I'm told. Great matchup. Both 26 years old.

VanZant seemed to confirm the matchup with an Instagram post captioned, "Coming to an island near you......."

UFC President Dana White has been referring to an undisclosed location as "Fight Island" for the organization to host fights without fans in attendance during the coronavirus pandemic:

The UFC returned to action with UFC 249 on May 9 at an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ribas and VanZant meeting in the octagon is a long time coming. VanZant dropped out of the UFC Brasilia card in January with a lingering arm injury, which led Ribas to face and defeat Randa Markos in a third-round decision March 14.

Ribas is 9-1-0 all-time with a four-fight winning streak. VanZant has not fought since Jan. 19, 2019, and holds an 8-4-0 all-time record.