Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there. So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night.
Amanda Ribas (vs Emily Whitmire)
outstruck opponent 67 to 18 (21-7 significant strikes)
51% significant strike accuracy
3 guard passes
2 submission attempts
1 successful submission
Ribas had a dominant octagon debut last night in Minnesota.
Originally from Varginha, Brazil, Ribas is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a black belt in Judo. Fighting as a straw weight, Ribas currently trains with American Top Team. American top team is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA gym located in Coconut Creek, Florida. American Top Team isn’t just a facility that teaches professional fighters, similar to the Boxing Inc Jiu-Jitsu gym in Tucson, American Top Team also offers jiu-jitsu and striking classes to locals, has some of the best grappling dummies, and even has classes where kids can learn and actively participate in BJJ tournaments in Florida.