June 13, 2024

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The Female Chris Leben: UFC Vegas 82

At UFC Vegas 82, Amanda Ribas delivered a highlight-reel-worthy finish in her fight against Luana Pinheiro. The Brazilian landed a spinning wheel kick in the third round and proceeded to knock out her opponent with punches, bouncing back from her previous TKO loss. Her victory caught the attention of several MMA fighters, with UFC’s rising star Paddy Pimblett commending Ribas for her performance and suggesting she deserved the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus worth $50,000. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill compared Ribas to former UFC fighter Chris Leben, while content creator Nina-Marie Daniele praised Ribas for her grit in the fight. UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley also reacted to Ribas’ spinning wheel knockout. The clip of the knockout and the reactions of several MMA fighters can be seen below:

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