Viviane Araujo and Amanda Ribas are in action for UFC 285 on March


Flyweights Vivane Araujo and Amanda Ribas are expected to clash at the upcoming UFC 285 card scheduled on March 4 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Multiple people who were aware of the plans for the promotion confirmed that Saturday’s matchup would be MMA Fighting.

After originally booking against Tracy Cortez at UFC Orlando, Ribas will be making her return. Unfortunately, the bout was scrapped after Cortez suffered an illness that prevented her from competing.

Now Ribas will return to action at UFC 285 as she continues competing in the 125-pound division after spending most of her career at strawweight. Ribas is coming off a split decision loss to one-time title challenger Katlyn Chookagian in her last outing in May.

Araujo is also trying to get her win record back after losing to Alexa Modafferi in her October main-event fight. Overall, Araujo has gone 3-2 in her past five fights, including wins over Montana De La Rosa, Roxanne Modafferi, and Andrea Lee.

The upcoming UFC 285 card was just recently announced so no main event has been booked yet, but expect more bouts to be added in the coming weeks.

Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report