Polyana Viana
Dama de Ferro
Drops split decision to Hannah Cifers
StrawweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Ticketed for UFC 235 appearance
StrawweightUFC
January 9, 2019
Viana will face off against Hannah Cifers at UFC 235 on Mar. 2, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
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
StrawweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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
StrawweightUFC
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
ANALYSIS
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.
Adds fight against Maia Stevenson
StrawweightUFC
December 13, 2017
Viana will take on Maia Stevenson at UFC Belem in Brazil on February 3, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Viana has won five straight bouts, with her most recent victory coming against Pamela Ferreira via submission (armbar) in October. The former Jungle Fight strawweight champion also defeated future UFC competitor Amanda Ribas in November of 2015, and will be making her debut in the UFC against Stevenson. In regards to Stevenson, she comes in having fought in the TUF season that crowned a 125-pound champion, but was bested by Sijara Eubanks in the first round. Prior to that, she won her previous five outings, including a victory over Faye Shields last December.