The women’s flyweight matchup between Cortez (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Ribas (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has been agreed to for UFC Fight Night on Dec. 3. The event does not have an announced location or venue at this time.
MMA Junkie confirmed the fight with two people close to the situation, who requested anonymity, following an initial report from ESPN Deportes.
Cortez, 28, will attempt to keep up the hot start to her octagon tenure. After losing her MMA debut in August 2017, Cortez has won 10-straight fights, including four under the UFC banner.
Looking to derail Cortez will be Ribas, 28, who began her own UFC career on a winning streak but has since lost two of her past thee bouts. To her credit, however, Ribas’ octagon losses are against Katlyn Chookagian and Marina Rodriguez, who are arguably the most deserving title candidates at women’s flyweight and strawweight, respectively.