Tracy Cortez believes upcoming UFC opponent Amanda Ribas staying at flyweight is a “bold move”: “I personally don’t understand it”

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Tracy Cortez returns to the cage at the UFC Fight Night Orlando event on December 3 when she takes on Amanda Ribas.

Tracy Cortez does not understand why Ribas is staying at flyweight.

Cortez (10-1-0) is currently on a ten-fight win streak and has gone 4-0 since signing with the UFC. A staple in the UFC women’s flyweight division, the DWCS winner is looking to climb up the ranks and make her case for a shot at reigning champion, Valentina Shevchenko.

The 28-year-old will be up against Amanda Ribas in December. The Brazilian, who previously fought at strawweight, made her flyweight debut earlier this year, losing a razor close split decision to Katlyn Chookagian.

During a recent chat with MMAJunkie, Cortez expressed how she doesn’t understand why Ribas is staying around at 125-pounds.

That’s a bold move moving up to 125. I personally don’t understand it, but maybe she just feels better, she feels healthier. I don’t know what the reason behind it is, but I hope she brings her best.” she said.

Regardless, Cortez is excited about the opportunity to take on such a big name and hopes it will take her up the rankings.

I’m really excited, because bigger names means I’m climbing up there, and I’m gonna showcase what I’m capable of. I don’t even know how many win streaks I’m in right now. Honestly, after a fight, I don’t even acknowledge that victory. I just move on, because something that I don’t want to do is get content with where I’m at, and I see every fight as a challenge to move forward. That’s what it is. I’m gonna keep trying to move up in the rankings, and hopefully this one gets me in the top 10.” she explained.

UFC Fight Night Orlando takes place on December 3, 2022, from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

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