Polyana Viana
Dama de Ferro


Learns the danger of submissions
August 10, 2019
Viana lost to Veronica Macedo via submission (armbar) at 1:09 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday.
Viana was hoping to get back on the winning track after dropping her previous two fights for the promotion. She scored an early takedown, and the fight looked like it was going her way. However, she ended up caught in an armbar and ended up submitting. After three-straight losses in the UFC, she might find herself looking for work. However, her opponent also was coming off three defeats going into this bout.
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Added to UFC Uruguay card
July 30, 2019
The UFC announced Monday that Viana (10-3-0) would be added to its card for UFC Uruguay on Aug. 10. She'll replace Rachael Ostovich (undisclosed) and take on Veronica Macedo (5-3-1) in a flyweight fight.
Ostovich was one of three fighters to withdraw from the event in Montevideo, but the UFC was able to quickly find a short-notice replacement in Viana, who owns a 1-2 record since joining the promotion. After winning in her Octagon debut in February 2018, Viana has dropped back-to-back bouts -- one via unanimous decision and one via split decision. A loser of three straight fights under the UFC banner, Macedo won't re-enter the Octagon with much momentum on her side, either.
Drops split decision to Hannah Cifers
March 2, 2019
Viana lost to Hannah Cifers via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was the rare fight that could have legitimately gone either way. Viana won the total strike battle by a count of 125-91 and she did a nice job of peppering Cifers with low kicks, but very few of the shots she landed appeared to do any real damage to her opponent. Viana, a submission specialist, showed she could hold her own in a kickboxing match, but she certainly looks out of her element on the feet. The Brazilian has now lost back-to-back fights after winning her UFC debut.
Ticketed for UFC 235 appearance
January 9, 2019
Viana will face off against Hannah Cifers at UFC 235 on Mar. 2, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Viana is coming off her first UFC defeat (as well as her first loss since 2014), but she'll look to bounce back against an opponent who has even less UFC experience. Though they're in the same weight class, "Dama de Ferro" has a six-inch height advantage over Ciphers, something she'll look to capitalize on during the pursuit of her second UFC victory.
Drops decision at UFC 227
August 4, 2018
Viana lost to JJ Aldrich via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) at UFC 227 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Viana appeared to be the better striker in this fight. She had the cleaner combinations, but she struggled to get the right range. In the end, Aldrich went to her clinch game and landed the better striking exchanges. Viana will need to go back to the drawing board after this. She came in as a favorite, but she could get very much going.
Scores quick submission win in Belem
February 3, 2018
Viana defeated Maia Stevenson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Belem, Brazil
This was a dominant performance for Viana. She came out looking to grapple. She scored a big throw early in the round, but she could not hold the position. Viana then tried an inverted triangle choke, but Stevenson was able to escape. The Brazilian then threatened with an armbar, but Stevenson once again threatened with an armbar. After they returned to the feet, Viana scored a takedown, took the back and finished via rear-naked choke. Viana improves to 10-1 as a professional.