Tonight, at UFC Fight Night in Belem, Brazil, two strawweight hopefuls make their UFC debuts in hopes to stake their claim in the talent stacked division as Brazilian prospect Polyana Viana meets TUF 26’s Maia Stevenson.
Off to a quick start! Maia lands a nice hook on Polyana and immediately shoots for a double leg takedown. Stevenson is clipped by a Polyana right hook on the entrance and is bleeding now. Viana hits a beautiful hip toss but Maia was right back up. On the ground Viana transitioned beautifully— going from an armbar, to full mount, and finally to the back to secure a rear naked choke for the victory.
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Polyana Viana def. Maia Stevenson via first round rear naked choke submission.