Polyana Viana
Dama de Ferro

Brazil

Out
Injury Foot
Est. Return 2/26/2021
Foot and thumb injuries
StrawweightUFC
Out
September 3, 2020
Viana has been suspended six months pending medical clearance by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Viana earned a quick and convincing victory over Emily Whitmire last Saturday, but it appears it came at a cost. She needs both a MRI on her right thumb and X-ray of her right foot to be cleared by an orthopedic doctor if she intends to compete prior to February of 2020.
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Breaks long losing streak
StrawweightUFC
Out
August 29, 2020
Viana defeated Emily Whimire via submission (armbar) at 1:53 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It took a miracle armbar in what was otherwise a dreadful performance, but this victory figures to save Viana's job. Entering on three-fight losing streak and without a win in more than 2.5 years, Viana allowed Whitmire to score an easy takedown right off the bat. The Brazilian was being dominated on the mat before clipping Whitmire with an elbow and grabbing a hold of her arm. It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win. Not much should be expected from Viana moving forward, but this result should ensure we see her in the Octagon once again.
Whitmire fight rescheduled
StrawweightUFC
Out
July 9, 2020
Viana will face off against Emily Whitmire at the UFC event on August 29, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Viana was supposed to fight Whitmire at UFC 248, but her opponent had to withdraw after going to the emergency room for an undisclosed reason. Viana will be looking to break a three fight losing streak.
Loses opponent for UFC 248
StrawweightUFC
Out
March 7, 2020
Vianna tweeted Saturday that she will not be fighting at UFC 248 due to her opponent, Emily Whitmire, having to go to the hospital.
ANALYSIS
This news is coming in just hours before the fight was set to take place. Vianna will obviously not be able to get a replacement opponent, so she will now have to wait for a new fight. It is unclear what issue Whitmire is dealing with.
Taking on heavy opponent
StrawweightUFC
Out
March 6, 2020
Viana will be tasked with facing Emily Whitmire at 1.5 pounds above weight at UFC 248 on Saturday in Las Vegas, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Viana has an advantage over Whitmire in terms of both height and reach, but she'll now face the challenge of taking on a 2-2 opponent at 1.5 pounds above weight. Of course, Whitmire will be required to forfeit 20 percent of her purse as a result. Coming off a three-fight losing streak, Saturday's bout may well play a key role in deciding Viana's future with the UFC.
Looking to get back in win column
StrawweightUFC
Out
March 2, 2020
Viana will take on Emily Whitmire in a strawweight matchup at UFC 248 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Viana could very well be fighting for her future with the UFC, as she's currently riding a three-fight losing streak. While her opponent is 2-2 with the company, this fight sits as a pick'em at the sportsbooks as of Monday afternoon. Viana sports superior striking numbers -- both in volume and differential -- though one area of concern has been her takedown defense. Viana has only been able to defend half of the takedowns attempted on her during her four-fight UFC run, and Whitmire has seen the most success in fights where she's been able to get an edge in the grappling department.