Esteban Ribovics is a name with which all those Argentines who are followers of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will begin to become familiar, because th
Esteban Ribovics is a name with which all those Argentines who are followers of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will begin to become familiar, because the 26-year-old fighter from Salta achieved the goal of having his first contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).) after beating Englishman Thomas Paull on Tuesday with a convincing knockout in the first round, with only 90 seconds of fighting.
Ribovics, born in Tartagal, knocked out his rival in Las Vegas in the lightweight category on the reality show Dana White Contender Series, a television program organized by White, the CEO of the company, and was one of the winners of the five contracts that were they delivered.
The UFC is the company that houses most of the best fighters in that sport and produces the most popular events in the world, which is why the Argentine from now on joins the MMA elite.
After defining the fight categorically, Gringo Ribovics addressed Dana White from the octagon asking for the corresponding contract and then dedicated the victory to his mother: “Ma, I promise you that I am going to return every drop of sweat you shed for my”. And he added: “Thanks to her I’m here.”
Ribovics’ last fight was won in February of this year against Franco Aranda at Samurai Fight House, with a 27-second knockout.
El Gringo is a true finishing machine and thus reached a record of 11-0 with all fights won before the judges’ decision.
In this last fight, when the Englishman was badly stopped in a forced oversight, the Argentine threw him a combination in which he hit a right hand to the jaw, and then finished it with blows to the canvas.