Glorida de Paula


Slated to debut in March
December 30, 2020
De Paula will take on Jinh Yu Frey in a strawweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for March 13, reports.
De Paula was awarded a UFC contract in November after defeating Pauline Macias via unanimous decision at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. She'll debut against Frey, who has dropped her last two fights, most recently losing to Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in early October. De Paula has advantages in both height and reach.
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Gets contract despite decision
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De Paula defeated Pauline Macias via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, she was one of four fighters to be awarded an official UFC contract.
This was a fight de Paula was expected to win, as she entered as a (-260) betting favorite, had size advantages and was going up against an opponent without a victory over a fighter with a winning record. While de Paula didn't get the finish due to the tremendous chin of Macias, she still dominated this one from bell to bell. The times she was taken down didn't last long, and she was able to fire off a bit of offensive wrestling of her own. De Paula was successful with her striking both at a distance and in the clinch, techniques evident of her Chute Boxing training. At just 25 years old, there's plenty of time for the Brazilian to grow into her own in the strawweight division.