REPORT: Randa Markos replaces Paige VanZant, faces Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia

First reported by Combate, Randa Markos will be stepping to replace an injured Paige VanZant against Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia in March.

The involved parties have yet to comment and the UFC has yet to confirm the news.

After a triumphant return to the Octagon in January 2019, VanZant (8-4) was sidelined due to a recurring arm injury. Open to fighting at strawweight or flyweight, PVZ was booked to face surging contender Amanda Ribas at 115-pounds in what would be the last fight in her UFC contract.

With PVZ’s reported injury, Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos (10-7-1) is stepping in as a replacement. Since entering the UFC in 2014, Markos has alternated wins and losses (and one draw). She last competed in October, defeating Ashley Yoder by split-decision.

Brazil’s Ribas (8-1) has been perfect in the Octagon thus far. She submitted Emily Whitmire in her UFC debut in June and followed that up with a dominant decision victory over Mackenzie Dern in October. She is currently ranked No. 15 in the WMMA Rankings World Rankings.

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One comment

  1. i bet PVZ broke her arm again. remember how odd the news was that it didn’t heal the first time? how does a young strong girl’s body not heal a break like that? i wonder what it was. hopefully nick tells us more

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