Amanda Ribas and Tracy Cortez are set to face off in a flyweight matchup this winter at a UFC card on Dec. 3.
Multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting the matchup is being finalized after an initial report from ESPN Deportes. The Dec. 3 card’s venue and location have not been finalized.
Ribas returns to action looking to build momentum as a flyweight after setbacks at both 125 and 115 pounds. The Brazilian in May faced one-time flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian and suffered a split decision loss, leaving her at 1-1 at 125 pounds. As a strawweight, she racked up three straight wins before a knockout loss to Marina Rodriguez. She later bounced back at 115 with a decision over Virna Jandiroba.
Contender Series vet Cortez has won four straight UFC fights starting as a bantamweight. In her most recent outing, she outpointed Melissa Gatto at UFC 274 in May.