UFC Fight Night 232 video: Amanda Ribas storms Luana Pinheiro with strikes for third-round TKO

Amanda Ribas returned to the strawweight division, and to the win column by stopping her former housemate.

Ribas (12-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) shared a roof with Luana Pinheiro (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) for a few years, but their paths led them to face each other on the main card of UFC Fight Night 232 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The fight was an entertaining scrap up until Ribas found the stoppage at 3:53 of Round 3.

Pinheiro brought the damage early in the fight with heavy offensive pressure. Ribas was bruised and bloodied after Round 1, but she made adjustments and began turning the tide of the fight. The back-and-forth action made for an entertaining bout, but Ribas’ momentum led to finding a home for a beautiful wheel kick that began the finishing sequence. Ribas followed up with a flurry of strikes until the referee called a stop to the fight.

“Strawweight division, I’m back, and you need to respect,” Ribas said during her post-fight interview before laughing hysterically. Having traded wins and losses over her past 7 fights across the flyweight and strawweight divisions, the jubilant Ribas appears ready to make another run at 115 pounds.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 232 results include:

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Johnson vs Estevam

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UFC Fight Night: Johnson v Estevam

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Rafael Estevam of Brazil kicks Charles Johnson in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Rafael Estevam of Brazil kicks Charles Johnson in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Johnson v Estevam

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Charles Johnson punches Rafael Estevam of Brazil in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Charles Johnson punches Rafael Estevam of Brazil in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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ufc fight night 232 - Rafael Estevam post fight interview

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Ogden vs Motta

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UFC Fight Night: Ogden v Motta

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Nikolas Motta of Brazil punches Trey Ogden in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Nikolas Motta of Brazil punches Trey Ogden in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Ogden v Motta

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Trey Ogden punches Nikolas Motta of Brazil in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Trey Ogden punches Nikolas Motta of Brazil in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Trey Ogden post-fight interview

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Pudilova vs Perez

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UFC Fight Night: Pudilova v Perez

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Lucie Pudilova of the Czech Republic kicks Ailin Perez…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Lucie Pudilova of the Czech Republic kicks Ailin Perez of Argentina in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Pudilova v Perez

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Ailin Perez of Argentina punches Lucie Pudilova of the…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Ailin Perez of Argentina punches Lucie Pudilova of the Czech Republic in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Saragih vs Alexander

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UFC Fight Night: Saragih v Alexander

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Lucas Alexander of Brazil punches Jeka Saragih of Indonesia…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Lucas Alexander of Brazil punches Jeka Saragih of Indonesia in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Saragih v Alexander

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Jeka Saragih of Indonesia battles Lucas Alexander of Brazil…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Jeka Saragih of Indonesia battles Lucas Alexander of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Jeka Saragih post-fight interview

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Parkin vs Machado

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UFC Fight Night: Parkin v Machado

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Caio Machado of Brazil kicks Mick Parkin of England…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Caio Machado of Brazil kicks Mick Parkin of England in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Parkin v Machado

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Mick Parkin of England punches Caio Machado of Brazil…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Mick Parkin of England punches Caio Machado of Brazil in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Duncan vs Tiuliulin

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UFC Fight Night: Duncan v Tiuliulin

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Denis Tiuliulin of Russia punches Christian Leroy Duncan of…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Denis Tiuliulin of Russia punches Christian Leroy Duncan of England in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Duncan v Tiuliulin

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Christian Leroy Duncan of England punches Denis Tiuliulin of…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Christian Leroy Duncan of England punches Denis Tiuliulin of Russia in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Anheliger vs Johnson

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UFC Fight Night: Anheliger v Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Chad Anheliger of Canada punches Jose Johnson in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Chad Anheliger of Canada punches Jose Johnson in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Anheliger v Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Jose Johnson kicks Chad Anheliger of Canada in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Jose Johnson kicks Chad Anheliger of Canada in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Pearce vs Brito

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UFC Fight Night: Pearce v Brito

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Joanderson Brito of Brazil punches Jonathan Pearce in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Joanderson Brito of Brazil punches Jonathan Pearce in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Pearce v Brito

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Jonathan Pearce kicks Joanderson Brito of Brazil in a…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Jonathan Pearce kicks Joanderson Brito of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night 232 - Medic vs Orolbai

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UFC Fight Night: Medic v Orolbai

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Uros Medic of Serbia kicks Myktybek Orolbai of Kyrgyzstan…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Uros Medic of Serbia kicks Myktybek Orolbai of Kyrgyzstan in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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UFC Fight Night: Medic v Orolbai

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Myktybek Orolbai of Kyrgyzstan battles Uros Medic of Serbia…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: (R-L) Myktybek Orolbai of Kyrgyzstan battles Uros Medic of Serbia in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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