Arthur Ribas, brother of rising UFC strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas, has signed a multi-fight deal with Brazilian-based promotion Taura MMA just days after announcing his intention to return to the cages, the company announced Tuesday.
Taura MMA has yet to define a date and location for Ribas’ first fight back in the sport. Speaking with MMA Fighting last week, Ribas said he planned on making a comeback in late 2020 or early next year.
Ribas, 28, is 3-1 as a welterweight, but claims to have two extra wins that are not on his official Tapology record. The judoka scored all of his wins by finish before suffering his lone defeat in April 2015.
Arthur wants to make the Ribas family the first brother-sister duo in UFC history.
“Seeing that hard work really pays off, that’s what really motivated me,” he said. “You train and train hard, and the seeds you plan now will harvest down the line, even if you don’t believe it. That was a lesson to me.”