Cheyanne Vlismas

The Warrior Princess

USA

High volume earns $50k
StrawweightUFC
December 6, 2021
Vlismas defeated Mallory Martin via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The artist formerly known as Cheyanne Buys, Vlismas took this fight on short notice just weeks after overcoming a serious battle with COVID-19, and she ended up putting forth one of her best performances to date. She won the significant striking tally in all three rounds, setting a new career high with 134 and bringing up her career average to 5.83 per minute. Vlismas, who had been taken down five times in previous two fights, also stuffed all five of Martin's attempts here. Furthermore, she has the durability of Martin to thank, as Martin was able to eat her shots and fire back, ultimately leading to both women getting $50,000 Fight of the Night bonuses. The durability, volume and willing to fight on short notice will all help the stock of Vlismas moving forward.
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Steps in against Mallory Martin
StrawweightUFC
November 16, 2021
Buys will take on Mallory Martin on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Buys steps in on short notice to replace Montserrat Ruiz, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons Tuesday. Buys herself recently had to withdraw from a scheduled Nov. 20 fight against Loma Lookboonmee for undisclosed reasons, but she'll evidently be ready to go just two weeks later.
Out of Nov. 20 bout
StrawweightUFC
November 10, 2021
Buys has withdrawn from her Nov. 20 bout against Loma Lookboonmee, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Lopy Godinez will take the short notice bout against Loma Lookboonme on Nov. 20. It's unclear why Buys was forced to withdraw. She was coming off a Round 1 TKO victory over Gloria de Paula back in July.
Paired with Loma Lookboonmee
StrawweightUFC
August 24, 2021
Buys will take on Loma Lookboonmee in a strawweight bout in Las Vegas on Nov. 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Buys bounced back from a decision loss to Montserrat Ruiz in her UFC debut to defeat Gloria de Paula in a very quick match in July, earning a TKO victory after just one minute. She'll face a fighter in Lookboonmee who has slightly more UFC experience, winning three times and losing once under the promotion's banner, with all four results coming via decision.
Makes statement with quick KO
StrawweightUFC
July 31, 2021
Buys defeated Gloria de Paula via TKO (strikes) at 1:00 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 28 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The UFC seems intent on pushing Buys, and she responded in a major way in this one. Badly needing a win on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Montserrat Ruiz in her company debut this past March, Buys nearly decapitated de Paula after kicking her in the face after the Brazilian had just gotten up off the mat. It was a completely legal and vicious shot, and also one that will earn her a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. It should have been over right there, but referee Mark Smith decided to let the fight continue, and Buys finished it shortly thereafter. We really have no idea how good Buys is because she has never really fought anyone of note, but the 115-pound women's division needs all the help it can get, and Buys is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Bout set for July 31
StrawweightUFC
May 17, 2021
Buys will take on Gloria de Paula in a strawweight bout at the UFC event July 31, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Buys is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Montserrat Canejo on March 20. She received a six-month medical suspension for an elbow injury, but that appears to be taken care of. Buys will look to do better in her second fight with the promotion.