Ribas and VanZant have verbally agreed to struggle one another July 11 at a to-be-determined UFC occasion, two folks with information of the state of affairs instructed MMA Junkie on Thursday. The information was first reported by Combate.
Ribas (9-1 MMA, 3-Zero UFC) and VanZant (8-Four MMA, 5-Three UFC) initially had been scheduled to sq. off March 14 at UFC on ESPN+ 28, however VanZant was compelled to withdraw in January after struggling a setback with an arm damage that required a second surgical procedure.
Ribas went on to defeat Randa Markos by unanimous resolution to push her total profitable streak to 4 fights. Afterward, she mentioned he hoped to rebook her matchup with VanZant. Ribas reiterated that need final month when she spoke to MMA Junkie, calling for the struggle to happen on “Battle Island.”
On Thursday, VanZant posted an image of herself in struggle gear on Instagram with the caption, “Coming to an island close to you.”
For VanZant, the struggle with Ribas represents the final on her UFC contract. She plans on testing free company afterward. In her final bout at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in January 2019, VanZant submitted Rachael Ostovich with an armbar to snap a two-fight shedding streak.