After stopping would-be mugger, Polyana Viana meets Hannah Cifers at UFC 235
The woman with one of the biggest MMA stories of the new year has her next fight booked.
Polyana Viana (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who went viral earlier this week after a story first reported by MMAjunkie, will fight Hannah Cifers (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a women’s strawweight bout at UFC 235. A Viana team member confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie following a report from ESPN.com.
UFC 235 takes place March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Viana made headlines around the world earlier this week when she took down a would-be mugger in her native Brazil. After MMAjunkie first reported the story, it was picked up by news outlets around the world. So the timing of her booking is perfect.
Viana signed with the UFC in 2017 on a five-fight winning streak and submitted Maia Stevenson in her promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 125 11 months ago. In her follow-up this past August at UFC 227, though, she dropped a decision to J.J. Aldrich for her first setback since 2014.
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