Viviane Araujo
Vivi

Brazil

Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 9/5/2020
Out following positive COVID-19 test
FlyweightUFC
Out
July 20, 2020
Araujo has been removed from the Aug. 1 bout versus Jennifer Maia after testing positive for COVID-19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Just as soon as Araujo was pulled from the fight, Joanne Calderwood has been announced as her replacement. It's unclear how long Araujo will have to wait this time for her next fight after her originally scheduled June 27 bout was pushed back due to travel restrictions.
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Travel restrictions move fight date
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 17, 2020
Araujo will now be fighting on August 1 against Jennifer Maia, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters are stuck in Brazil due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The flyweight's will square off at UFC Apex at the new August date. Araujo will be trying to bounce back after her loss to Jessica Eye.
Will face Maia on June 27
FlyweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2020
Araujo's flywight bout versus Jennifer Maia has been renewed for the June 27 card, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Originally scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas, the entire card was scrapped due to COVID-19 concerns. Fortunately, Araujo and Maia will have the opportunity to square off on the date anyway, though the new location has yet to be determined. Araujo is aiming to bounce back from a loss to Jessica Eye in her last bout and will carry a four-inch reach advantage into the Octagon.
Looks to bounce back in Austin
FlyweightUFC
Out
February 27, 2020
Araujo will take on Jennifer Maia in a flyweight matchup in Austin, Texas on June 27, Raphael Marinho of Combate reports.
ANALYSIS
Araujo began her UFC run with back-to-back wins, but lost to a former title contender in Jessica Eye her last time out in December. She'll be taking on an opponent in Maia that is also coming off a loss to a former title contender, though that's essentially the norm in the flyweight division given Valentina Shevchenko's dominance and frequency of fights. Araujo will hold a four-inch reach advantage over Maia, plus holds statistical advantages in volume striking and offensive wrestling. One item worth noting is that Maia has missed weight on back-to-back occasions, though Araujo has no problem fighting heavy opponents -- she still fought Eye in December despite Eye missing weight by four pounds.
Suffers first UFC loss
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 14, 2019
Araujo lost to Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 245 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Perhaps Araujo thought she was playing with house money after allowing this fight to continue after Eye missed weight by five pounds on Friday, but dropping a bout to a one-dimensional opponent such as Eye is highly concerning for the Brazilian moving forward. After looking halfway decent in Round 1, Araujo's gas tank quickly emptied and she was left unable to generate any significant offense in Rounds 2 and 3. Exhausted or not, it's a simply inexcusable effort against what quite frankly is a below-average opponent. It was Araujo's first loss in the UFC. She had won her first two (Alexis Davis, Talia Bernardo) fights with the company.
To fight heavy opponent
FlyweightUFC
Out
December 13, 2019
Araujo's scheduled matchup against Jessica Eye at UFC 245 on Saturday will go on as planned despite Eye missing the flyweight mark by five pounds, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Araujo opened as high as a (-200) betting favorite in some books for this flight, but the news of her opponent's weight miss hasn't necessarily changed that much, as she's approximately a (-185) favorite as of Friday afternoon. In exchange for agreeing to still fight an opponent that missed weight by a full five pounds, Araujo will receive 30 percent of Eye's fight purse.