Poliana Botelho


Taken off UFC 241 card
August 1, 2019
Botelho was removed from UFC 241 on Aug. 17 in Anaheim, California, MMAFighting.com reports.
Botelho's initial opponent, Maryna Moroz, withdrew due to an elbow injury and a replacement was unable to be found in time. The strawweight striking specialist will have her second UFC bout delayed.
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Needs new opponent for UFC 241
July 31, 2019
Botelho will need a new opponent for UFC 241 on Aug. 17 in Anaheim, California, as Maryna Moroz has withdrawn due to an elbow injury, Guilherme Cruz and Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com report
Moroz took a kick to her elbow, inflaming her ulna nerve. Assuming Botelho finds a new opponent, it will mark her second UFC bout. During her debut, she secured a unanimous decision victory over Lauren Mueller.
Will fight at UFC Anaheim
June 12, 2019
Botelho will face Maryna Morozat UFC Anaheim on Aug. 17, Marcelo Barone of GloboEsporte.com reports.
Botelho has gotten off to a strong start to her UFC career, ending three of her four fights victoriously (two by unanimous decision). She has particularly excelled in both takedowns and takedown defense, owning a perfect success rate in her three attempts. She specializes, however, in striking and owns six of her eight professional wins via KO/TKO. She has landed .88 more significant strikes per minute than she has absorbed through three matches, which ranks far superior to Moroz, which could position her as the favorite for the fight.
Hangs on late to decision Lauren Mueller
April 13, 2019
Botelho defeated Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
What should have been a walk in the park for Botelho turned into a nail biter. After totally dominating Mueller for the first two rounds, Botelho's gas tank completely evaporated and she should consider herself lucky that she managed to hang on and take the decision. A win over Mueller means very little these days and Botelho is going to get hammered against better competition unless she improves her cardio.
Gets new opponent for UFC 236
March 12, 2019
Botelho will now take on Lauren Mueller in a flyweight showdown at UFC 236 on April 13 in Atlanta, freelance MMA journalist Farah Hannoun reports.
Botelho was originally scheduled for a date with Paige VanZant, but VanZant was ultimately forced to withdraw after suffering the second broken arm of her UFC tenure. In steps Mueller who is 1-1 in the UFC, most recently dropping a submission loss to Yanan Wu in November. Mueller got her chance as the product of Dana White's Contender Series, but little is known about the 27-year-old prospect with just six professional fights. Botelho has a slight edge in striking differential, though it's over a small sample size.
Needs new opponent for UFC 236
March 1, 2019
Botelho won't face Paige VanZant at UFC 236 after it was announced Thursday that VanZant broke her forearm, Jed Meshew of MMAFighting.com reports.
Considering the original fight was planned for April, it seems reasonable that the UFC will be able to find a new opponent for Botelho in time for UFC 236. Botelho is 2-1 so far in her UFC career, having lost to Cynthia Calvillo her last time out at UFC Fight Night 140 via a rear-naked choke submission.