Virna Jandiroba is aware of she’s getting a really recreation Amanda Ribas on Saturday.
Ribas, who had her first octagon loss to Marina Rodriguez in her most up-to-date outing, will look to get again to the win column when she faces Jandiroba (17-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) within the featured prelim of UFC 267.
With rising star Ribas (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) coming off a knockout loss, Jandiroba is aware of her opponent has so much to show – which makes her much more harmful.
“She’s a complete fighter, and on my side I’m trying to focus on myself and what I’m doing and what I can do to her than her as an opponent – just trying to focus on vulnerabilities and things that we’re able to explore,” Jandiroba mentioned Wednesday on the UFC 267 media day. “Coming off a win, it was a very interesting camp and the last two fights were very interesting opponents that allowed me to develop a lot. She’s coming off a loss, so I think for sure she’s going to be very hungry, so it has the makings to be a very interesting fight.”
Jandiroba’s solely two losses have come to former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and jiu-jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern. The former Invicta FC 115-pound champ has loads of expertise, however remains to be seeking to evolve as she goals to satisfy her objective of carrying UFC gold.
“I think as people we can always improve,” Jandiroba mentioned. “We’re always improvable beings. I don’t think I ever saw her as someone that was already there, but she can always work on her craft and become better, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I can see myself as a champion eventually, and I’m working very hard to perfect my skills and becoming the best version of myself.”