Main Event Spotlight | UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs Namajunas

Over that time, it became clear that Namajunas’ hands possess unique power for a strawweight. Namajunas notched four knockdowns during her time at 115 pounds, and her five victories by finish are the second most in strawweight history. 

Even with all the success at strawweight, moving up to flyweight presented a new challenge with new opponents that was appealing to Namajunas.

Meeting In The Middle

It makes a ton of sense why UFC matchmakers booked a bout between Ribas and Namajunas. There are a ton of similarities between the two, such as their high-level striking, impressive defense, grappling skills, and their ability to stand toe-to-toe for an entire fight.

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