If you’re looking for one of the top prospects in women’s mixed martial arts, look no further than Polyana Viana, a 26-year-old strawweight from São Geraldo do Araguaia, Para Brazil. Viana, who began her professional mixed martial arts career in Dec. 2013, holds a record of 10-1. She made her UFC debut back in February 2018 at UFC Fight Night 125, scoring a first-round rear-naked choke victory over Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson.
Throughout her career, Viana has only gone the distance one time and that was the lone loss of her career. Her 10 wins have all come by finish, including six submissions and four knockouts.
Viana, whose nickname is “Dama de Ferro” which translates to “The Iron Lady,” is currently on a six-fight winning streak.
Now that she is in the UFC and showing plenty of promise, Viana is aiming for a run at the title. “It means the realization of a dream, and now that I am in the UFC, I will go after my next dream, which is winning the belt,” she said in her official UFC bio.
“I have been an 8-time state champion of jiu-jitsu in the state of Pará, Brazil, 7-time state champion of jiu-jitsu in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, 5-time state champion of jiu-jitsu in the state of Tocantins, Brazil, 1-time state champion of jiu-jitsu in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, World champion of jiu-jitsu in 2015, and champion of Jungle Fight.”
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