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UFC 251 Facts, Stats And Numbers: Amanda Ribas Vs. Paige VanZant

Amanda Ribas looks to move to 4-0 in the UFC when she meets Paige VanZant in the opening fight of tonight’s UFC 251 pay-per-view card from “Fight Island.”

Ribas made her UFC debut in June 2019. She is the No. 14 ranked fighter in the official UFC strawweight rankings.

VanZant fights out her contract on tonight’s card. She plans to explore free agency after the event. VanZant has not fought since she scored a submission win over Rachael Ostovich in January 2019.

UFC 251 is headlined by three title fights. In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. In the co-headliner, UFC featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski faces Max Holloway. The other title fight is Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight crown.

Before the event takes place, here are some facts, stats and numbers for Ribas and VanZant.

Amanda Ribas:

Ribas’ striking accuracy is 44 percent.

Ribas lands 4.84 significant strikes per minute

Ribas absorbs 1.70 significant strikes per minute.

Ribas’ striking defense is 74 percent.

Ribas’ takedown accuracy is 50 percent.

Ribas’ takedown average is 2.02 per 15 minutes.

Ribas’ takedown defense is 85 percent.

Ribas averages 1.6 submissions per 15 minutes.

Paige VanZant:

VanZant’s striking accuracy is 52 percent.

VanZant lands 3.40 significant strikes per minute.

VanZant’s striking defense is 43 percent.

VanZant absorbs 2.63 significant strikes per minute.

VanZant’s takedown accuracy is 33 percent.

VanZant’s takedown average is 1.31 per 15 minutes.

VanZant’s takedown defense is 35 percent.

VanZant averages 1.0 submissions per 15 minutes.

VanZant is tied for third in UFC strawweight history with three finishes.

VanZant ranks eighth in UFC strawweight history in shortest average fight time at 11:40.

VanZant ranks third in UFC strawweight history in control time percentage at 37.2 percent.

VanZant ranks second in UFC strawweight history in significant striking accuracy at 53 percent.

VanZant ranks third in UFC strawweight history in significant strikes absorbed per minute at 2.52.

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