Saturday night at the UFC Fight Night 120 event, TUF 23 winner Tatiana Suarez made a triumphant return to the cage, dominating Viviane Pereira for the unanimous decision win.
Suarez (5-0) handed Pereira (now 13-1) her first career loss, whilst keeping her own undefeated record intact. The multiple time wrestling world champion was coming off a 16-month layoff, after submitting Amanda Cooper at the TUF 23 finale in July 2016.
Following the big victory, the 26-year-old took to her social media pages to issue her thank you messages as well as revealing that this particular victory meant a lot to her following a year of injuries. Take a look at her post below.
“We got the W last night! First of all I want to give a huge shoutout to my coaches and teammates for preparing me for this fight. I also want to thank my amazing family for being so supportive. Lastly, I want to thank my supporters/fans for being so kind and loyal. All of the kind messages I receive mean more to me than you think. This victory meant a lot to me. If you don’t know, I haven’t fought in 16 months due to an injury/surgery. It was just one more thing I have had to overcome on this journey of mine. But, I embrace obstacles because they allow me an opportunity to persevere and grow. I am so incredibly thankful to the UFC and Dana White for giving me the opportunity to fight on Veterans Day. I love our country!!! Big thanks to all the men and women who serve our country”
Fight fans, were you impressed with Suarez’s performance on Saturday? Who would you like to see her face next? Let us know in the comments section below.