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Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill targeted for UFC on ESPN 24 in May

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A women’s strawweight bout between a pair of recent contenders is being targeted for May.

Amanda Ribas (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Angela Hill (13-9 MMA, 8-9 UFC) is planned for UFC on ESPN 24, which takes place May 8 with a main card on ESPN. A location and venue have not been announced for the event.

Two people with knowledge of the booking confirmed the matchup to MMA Junkie on Monday following an initial report from MMA Fighting. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the fight, and one said UFC on ESPN 24 is the targeted event – but that the bout may wind up being later than that.

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Ribas won her first four fights in the UFC against Emily Whitmire, Mackenzie Dern, Randa Markos and Paige Vanzant, the latter of which was a trip up to flyweight. In January, she moved back down to strawweight, but suffered a second-roundn TKO loss to Marina Rodriguez on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi – her first setback in more than five years.

Hill got back in the win column just a few weeks ago with a unanimous decision over Ashely Yoder. Prior to that, she had a three-fight winning streak stifled with back-to-back split decision losses to Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson. The Waterson bout was a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” winner, which was Hill’s first post-fight bonus since her return to the UFC from Invicta FC in 2017.

With the addition, the UFC on ESPN 24 lineup now includes:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez

  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit

  • Julianna Pena vs. TBA

  • Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

  • Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris

  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Jimmy Flick

  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park

  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta

  • Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell

  • Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas

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