Sarah Frota

A Treta

Brazil

Suspended for two years
StrawweightOther
September 17, 2019
Frota has been handed a two-year suspension by the USADA following a positive test for stanozolol, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Frota's suspension is retroactive to July 27, meaning she could return in July of 2021. She lost both of her fights in the UFC after earning a contract from Dana White's Contender Series, and to make matters worse, she badly missed weight in her knockout loss to Gillian Robertson at UFC 240. It's no surprise to see the UFC cut ties after this brutal sequence of events.
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Can't hang with opponent on ground
StrawweightOther
July 27, 2019
Frota lost to Gillian Robertson via TKO (elbows) at 4:13 of Round 2 at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Frota came into this fight as an interesting underdog thanks to her power and BJJ accolades, but aside from a close reverse triangle in Round 1, Frota was controlled for what amounted to the entire fight until the elbows came down in the second frame. It's clear Frota has some skill, but her upright, unrefined striking and inability to stop takedowns will likely have her taking losses more often than not at this level. She falls to 9-2 in professional MMA as a result of the loss, having seen both her blemishes come in the UFC.
Scheduled for UFC Edmonton
StrawweightOther
May 17, 2019
Frota will square off against Gillian Robertson at UFC Edmonton on July 27, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Frota lost her first professional fight in her UFC debut versus Livinha Souza via split decision, likely leaving a sour taste in her mouth. She rose up the ranks with wins in multiple varieties, though five of her seven finishes came via submission, suggesting the 32-year-old may favor hitting the mat. Gillian Robertson has emerged victorious in three of her four UFC bouts (all via submission), so there's a good chance to two won't spend a ton of time upright in the octagon.
Loses decision after weigh-in disaster
StrawweightOther
February 2, 2019
Frota was defeated by Livinha Renata Souza via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on Saturday in Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Frota missed weight for this fight by a whopping seven pounds. After seeing the size disparity between Frota and Souza it is a wonder that Frota has ever made the strawweight limit. Frota was at a severe disadvantage in grappling in this fight. She also didn't have good takedown defense so it was a long fight for her. "A Treta's" biggest moment came at the end of the third round when she landed some big strikes that rocked Souza. Frota tried to pick up the pace but ultimately ran out of time to finish the fight and lost the decision.
Misses weight by seven pounds
StrawweightOther
February 1, 2019
Frota will still face Livinha Renata Souza at UFC Fortaleza on Saturday despite missing weight by seven pounds, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This was a pretty egregious way for Frota to begin her career with UFC, but luckily for her the fight is still on despite being fined 40 percent. Nevertheless, Frota remains unbeaten heading into Saturday after nine professional fights.
To debut in Fortaleza
StrawweightOther
December 13, 2018
Frota will make her UFC debut in a strawweight matchup against Livia Renata Souza at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Frota is undefeated in nine professional fights, but finally got her UFC opportunity with a first-round KO victory over Maiara Amanajas dos Santos in the inaugural episode of the Brazilian version of Dana White's Contender Series. She'll draw a tough task in her UFC debut, facing a former Invicta FC champion in Souza that picked up a first-round submission win over Alex Chambers in her first UFC bout back in September. It's difficult to gauge Frota's level of competition on the smaller MMA circuits, but it is worth noting that she does have seven stoppage wins in her 9-0 professional record, a stat that is rare for female 115-pounders. Souza will likely be the toughest test to date of her young career.