Brianna Van Buren
The Bull

USA

Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 12/18/2020
Dealt medical suspension
StrawweightUFC
Out
June 23, 2020
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Van Buren a six-month medical suspension Tuesday after she sustained a right hand injury in her unanimous-decision loss to Tecia Torres over the weekend at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Torres is set to undergo X-rays on her hand in the near future, and if the scans return positive, the six-month ban will officially go into effect. Though the suspension would prevent her from returning to competition until no earlier than Dec. 18, she would be eligible to fight prior to that date with full clearance from an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor.
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Routed by Tecia Torres
StrawweightUFC
Out
June 20, 2020
Van Buren lost to Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren had a real opportunity to make a statement against a reeling opponent and was unable to do so. Blessed with an advantage in both the strength and grappling department, Van Buren seemed baffled throughout the course of the bout. She was credited with a pair of successful takedowns in Round 1 but did nothing with her brief positional advantage. It only got worse for Van Buren from there. Van Buren won't turn 27 years of age until August, so time is on her side, but the fact she was routed by a one -dimensional opponent in Torres is not a good sign. The loss snaps a six-fight win streak for BVB.
Scheduled for June 20 fight
StrawweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2020
Van Buren (undisclosed) is slated to face Tecia Torres in a strawweight matchup on the UFC's June 20 card, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren's UFC sample size is small, but she did take home the victory via unanimous decision in a one-sided affair versus Livinha Souza last July. Next up is Tecia Torres, who is aiming to keep her spot with the company after four straight losses. Van Buren cedes an inch of height to Torres but sports a reach two inches longer, which works in her advantage after she landed 72 strikes (4.80 per minute) in her debut. This announcement should also serve as confirmation that whatever forced Van Buren off the UFC Raleigh card in January is no longer a concern.
Removed from UFC Raleigh card
StrawweightUFC
Out
December 19, 2019
Van Buren (undisclosed) will no longer face Hannah Cifers at UFC Raleigh.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren had a successful UFC debut in July, but her second matchup will have to wait after she was removed from her fight against Hannah Cifers for an undisclosed reason. Angela Hill will step in on short notice to take Van Buren's place in the strawweight matchup.
Added to UFC Raleigh
StrawweightUFC
Out
November 20, 2019
Van Buren will face Hannah Cifers in a strawweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren, a former Invicta FC strawweight champion, is coming off a successful UFC debut in July, during which she defeated Livinha Souza via unanimous decision. She'll face an opponent in Cifer who is in the midst of a two-fight winning streak after dropping her debut under the UFC banner.
Dominates in UFC debut
StrawweightUFC
Out
July 13, 2019
Van Buren defeated Livinha Souza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
ANALYSIS
Easy work. The reigning Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, Van Buren easily handled the former holder of that same exact title in Souza. BVB finished with an 88-30 edge in total strikes landed, an insane 204-73 advantage in total strikes attempted, and chipped in 3-of-4 takedowns for good measure. The American Kickboxing Academy product called for a ranked opponent her next time out and it's going to be difficult to deny her request after this performance. Van Buren is a legitimate contender.