Former World Champion Ribout steps into the MMA!
Followed by Ronda Rousey, another top judoka moves into the cage.
2009 World Champion, Morgane Ribout decided to continue her sport career in MMA. 28-year-old French, now former judoka decided to retire from judo in march 2014.
Ribout announced this "new page in her life" via her facebook profile: "It is with great pleasure tonight, and after over a year and a half of training, to announce my debut in mma pro. Many people already asked me to when it will be my1st fight, and I'll have to wait until early 2017 (mid February early March), together with my coach Bertrand Amoussou!."
"I can't wait to share this with you! A big thank you for your support and very fast in the cage!" - Ribout (FRA) added for end.
Ribout won World Championships title in U57kg division, in Rotterdam (NED). In final match she was better than Telma Monteiro (POR). On her road to the final she swooshed names such as Kaori Matsumoto (JPN), Chen-Ling Lien (TPE), Yurislediys Lupetey (CUB) and Deborah Gravenstijn of the Netherlands. Unfortunately for Ribout, she never tasted Olympic Games. Her last tournament was in 2013, Grand Prix Dusseldorf where she competed in U63kg category.
WORLD RANKING LIST MEN
- SURNAME, Name
- 1. AZE Safarov, Orkhan 1681
- 2. MGL Dashdavaa, Amartuvshin 1162
- 3. UZB Lutfillaev, Sharafuddin 1868
- 4. JPN Shishime, Toru 930
- 5. UZB Urozboev, Diyorbek 545
- 6. GER Englmaier, Tobias 742
- 7. GEO Chkhvimiani, Lukhumi 518
- 8. ESP Garrigós, Francisco 321
- 9. KAZ Ibrayev, Rustam 247
- 10. BRA Pelim, Phelipe 160
WORLD RANKING LIST WOMEN
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