Stance: Orthodox
Division: Bantamweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 69"
Weight: 125 lbs.


The Ultimate Fighting Championship, a prominent name in the world of mixed martial arts, has always been a place where athletes from various backgrounds meet to compete and showcase their skills. The UFC on ESPN 53 event, also called Ribas vs. Namajunas, is one such stage, slated to happen on March 23, 2024, at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.

This article will walk you through the arrangements, expectations, changes, and replacements that are part of this upcoming sporting event.

Headlining the event is a women’s flyweight bout featuring the renowned Amanda Ribas and the former two-time UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, Rose Namajunas. Both hold impressive records, making this match a highly anticipated one among combat sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Also initially scheduled for this event was a heavyweight bout between Chris Barnett and Mohammed Usman, who won the heavyweight championship at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Peña vs. Team Nunes. However, Chris Barnett had to withdraw, and Mick Parkin is now set to replace him.

Anticipation was also high for the middleweight contest between Edmen Shahbazyan and Duško Todorović. But Todorović had to pull out of the tournament owing to a severe knee injury. A.J Dobson, another talented athlete, was chosen as his replacement.

Shauna Bannon and Stephanie Luciano would have gone head-to-head in a women’s strawweight bout, but Bannon could not participate for undisclosed reasons. Julia Polastri was initially her replacement. However, the match was eventually called off entirely as Luciano fell ill with dengue fever.

A heavyweight bout between Junior Tafa and Karl Williams had also been planned for the event. However, after Tafa replaced his brother, Justin Tafa, against Marcos Rogério de Lima in the UFC 298 on short notice and lost via a technical knockout, he is unable to compete in UFC on ESPN 53. Justin Tafa has now been slated to fill in this slot.

In another featherweight bout, Youssef Zalal is now to face off Billy Quarantillo after Gabriel Miranda’s withdrawal from the match is still shrouded in mystery.

Lastly, the lightweight bout was initially supposed to feature Cody Gibson and Davey Grant. Still, Grant had to pull out due to an injury, and former LFA Bantamweight Champion Miles Johns is stepping in.

UFC on ESPN 53 is lining up to be an event filled with anticipation, unpredictability, and excitement typical of any significant UFC event. All of these changes point to an unpredictable lineup, promising an event where anything could happen.

Fight History

Andre Lima
Igor Severino: Defeated
by DQ in Round 2 @ 2:52
Sat. Mar 23, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas


Who Is Igor Severino Macedo?
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Who Is Dr. Igor Severino Macedo?
Dr. Igor Severino Macedo is an orthopedic specialist based in Uberlândia at the Orthomed Center.

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