Viviane Araujo


Scheduled for UFC 245
August 12, 2019
Araujo will fight Jessica Eye at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Araujo has put on an impressive display in her first two bouts, but her last fight against Alexis Davis was the first in her career that has gone the distance. Eye is coming off a title fight loss to Valentina Shevchenko, though she had won her three previous bouts. The stats favor Araujo, though she has yet to face competition on Eye's level.
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Works striking game to perfection
July 27, 2019
Araujo defeated Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday.
Araujo looked to be the quicker, more accurate striker all night long, snapping back the head of her opponent with jabs and superman punches before circling out of danger. She got stuck on the bottom in Round 2 after what was perhaps an ill-advised takedown but controlled the fight from bell-to-bell on the feet en route to the victory. Araujo had her first fight with the company at bantamweight but will call flyweight home for the foreseeable future, which could make her a title challenger in short order if she can string a few wins together. She improves to 8-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Slated for UFC 240
May 20, 2019
Araujo will face off against Alexis Davis at UFC 240 in Edmonton on July 27th, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
After knocking out Alita Bernardo just shy of a minute into the third round of her UFC debut, Araujo will get ready for just her second UFC fight on just two months rest. It's unclear what weight the fighters will participate at, but as a natural Strawweight, Araujo had no trouble moving up weight in her last match to win. Alexis Davis usually fights at the flyweight division, so it will be interesting to see where the two sides agree to fight at.
Scores KO win in short-notice debut
May 11, 2019
Araujo defeated Talita Bernardo via KO (punch) at 0:48 of Round 3 at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Making your UFC debut in 72 hours notice? No problem. Araujo easily rolled through an overmatched and ill-prepared Bernardo. Despite being a natural strawweight and giving up quite a bit of weight to her opposition, Araujo displayed a quality striking base and legitimate one-punch knockout power. Given the damage she did on Saturday in a weight class she isn't suited for, it's interesting to think of how Araujo's power could carry over to the 115-pound division.
Replaces Gato at UFC 237
May 8, 2019
Araujo has been picked to replace Melissa Gato at UFC 237 on Saturday against Talita Bernardo, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
For Bernardo, the swap to Araujo marks her third scheduled opponent for UFC 237 after Gato had originally been named as a replacement for Jessica-Rose Clark. Araujo will enter the bout looking to win her debut in the UFC after starting her professional fighting career at 6-2.