Amanda Ribas Details Second Battle With COVID-19

UFC women's strawweight contender Amanda Ribas has opened up about her battle with COVID-19, after contracting the virus for a second time.

Ribas recently sent a video to MMAJunkie while she's currently quarantined in Las Vegas detailing the symptoms she is suffering from COVID-19. Her scheduled fight with Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 26 on May 8 was canceled when the rising Brazillian star and her father tested positive for the virus during fight week.

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"I’m here in quarantine in the room in Las Vegas, I’m still here. I was feeling the symptoms since Wednesday but thought it was the air conditioning," Ribas said. "I was coughing and felt weird and was just coughing. I (struggled) walking. I’m just waiting here in the quarantine, drinking water to get better. (This is) the second (time) I’ve had COVID. It is rare but happened. I hope you guys send vibes for me and my dad to get better.”

Ribas' fight with Hill has been rescheduled for a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 5, but there's no word on if Ribas' continued struggled with COVID-19 could alter that. Her last Octagon appearance came at UFC 257 where she was TKO'd in the second round by Marina Rodriguez.

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