Maia Stevenson
Cut by UFC
StrawweightOther
November 5, 2019
Stevenson was released by UFC on Tuesday, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Stevenson participated in "The Ultimate Fighter: 26" and had only one UFC fight in February 2018 during her tenure. The 37-year-old is set to compete in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships on Nov. 16.
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Added to Denver card
StrawweightOther
August 7, 2018
Stevenson will take on Maycee Barber in a flyweight matchup at UFC Denver on Nov. 10, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Stevenson debuted against the highly-regarded prospect Polyana Viana at UFC Belem in February, but fell via submission in enemy territory. She'll now look to right the ship against the 20-year-old Barber, who last competed on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and picked up her third-straight stoppage victory. Stevenson will concede both height and reach advantages to the much younger Barber.
Struggles to keep up with Polyana Viana at UFC Fight Night
StrawweightOther
February 3, 2018
Stevenson lost to Polyana Viana via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Belem, Brazil
ANALYSIS
Stevenson could not keep up with Viana's grappling in this fight. She was behind in the grappling game from the start. She escaped an inverted triangle attempt and an armbar. However, she eventually fell via a rear-naked choke. This was Stevenson's first fight in the UFC after competing on the 16th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." She falls to 6-5 as a professional.
To face Polyana Viana in February
StrawweightOther
December 13, 2017
Stevenson will take on Polyana Viana at UFC Belem on February 3 in Brazil, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Stevenson enters this bout having won her previous five MMA bouts, but recently competed as a flyweight on the TUF season, and lost to Sijara Eubanks in her first fight. For her debut on the UFC stage, Stevenson will move down to 115 pounds, and holds a career record of 6-4 as a professional. On the other side, Viana is 9-1, and comes in with a five-fight win streak, including a victory over Amanda Ribas. She is a former Jungle Fight strawweight champion, and should present a formidable opponent for Stevenson.