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Biography And Interesting Facts About Polyana Viana

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Biography And Interesting Facts About Polyana Viana

Polyana Viana was born in 14 June 1992, is a Brazilian female Mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Raised solely by her mom, Viana grew up in Sao Geraldo do Araguaia, a small town in the Pará region of Brazil. She started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2013 and also made her professional mixed martial arts debut in late 2013.

Viana made her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders on 3 February 2018 against Maia Stevenson. She won the fight via rear-naked choke in the first round. Viana has a son, Deivid. In January 2019, a man attempted to rob Viana using a fake gun as she waited outside her apartment. Viana punched the man and subdued him until the police arrived. Viana did not face charges for beating up the would-be robber as the authorities ruled it was self-defense.

In May 2018 it was announced that Viana would be fighting against JJ Aldrich on UFC 227 in August. Viana would lose the fight via unanimous decision as Aldrich out-boxed her most of the fight. She next took on Hannah Cifers at UFC 235, a fight she went on to lose by split decision.

Viana took on Veronica Macedo at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2. The bout had originally been scheduled between Macedo and Rachael Ostovich, however on July 29 it was announced that Ostovich would be replaced by Viana for an undisclosed reason. As expected the fight took place on the ground, but surprisingly Macedo submitted Viana via armbar, a submission Viana herself had finished so many fights. The result was Macedo’s first UFC win and the first time in Viana’s career she had ever been submitted in a fight.

Viana was scheduled to face Emily Whitmire on March 8, 2020, at UFC 248. At the weigh-ins, Whitmire weighed in at 117.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds over the strawweight non-title fight limit of 116. She was fined 20% of her purse and her bout with Viana was expected to proceed as scheduled at a catchweight. Subsequently, Whitmire was hospitalized the day of the event and the fight was cancelled. The pair was rescheduled on August 29, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 175 in a flyweight bout. Viana won the fight via an armbar submission in round one.

Viana faced Mallory Martin on February 13, 2021, at UFC 258. She won the fight via an armbar in round one. This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.

Viana has a son, Deivid. In January 2019, a man attempted to rob Viana using a fake gun as she waited outside her apartment. Viana punched the man and subdued him until the police arrived. Viana did not face charges for beating up the would-be robber as the authorities ruled it was self-defense.

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