UFC 251 VanZant vs Ribas live in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 251 pay-per-view event. In the main event contest at UFC Apex.
UFC 251 will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 11. Once again there will be no fans in attendance and the event will be closed to the public. The Early Prelims will kick off at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, the Prelims will follow after at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and the Main Card will start at 10pm / 7pm PT.
The 26-year-old talents were originally scheduled to meet in a 115-pound bout in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14, but “12 Gauge” had to withdraw due to a lingering arm injury.
Ribas (9-1) went on to face Randa Markos that night in Brazil, improving to 3-0 in the UFC with a decision win. The Brazilian prospect plans on going back down to strawweight after this match, a division where she also beat Mackenzie Dern and Emily Whitmire.
VanZant (8-4), who has only one fight left in her contract with the promotion, hasn’t fought since a second-round armbar victory over Rachael Ostovich in Jan. 2019. VanZant holds a UFC record of five wins and three losses, including stoppage victories over Bec Rawlings, Alex Chambers and Kailin Curran.