Polyana Viana

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Polyana Viana, a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, has taken the MMA world by storm with her exceptional skills and unwavering determination. Competing in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Viana has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the cage.

Born on June 14, 1992, Viana, also known as “Dama de Ferro” or “Iron Lady,” stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and weighs 116 lb (53 kg; 8.3 st). With a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and years of experience in the sport, she brings a formidable presence to every fight.

Since making her professional debut in 2013, Viana has showcased her skills and determination, earning the respect of both fans and fellow fighters. Her impressive record of 13 wins and 6 losses reflects her tenacity and resilience in the face of tough opponents.


Polyana Viana, the Brazilian mixed martial artist, has a fascinating background that has played a crucial role in shaping her career. Born and raised in São Geraldo do Araguaia, a small town in the Pará region of Brazil, Viana’s upbringing has instilled in her a strong sense of determination and resilience.

At the young age of 21, Viana began her training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art known for its focus on grappling and ground fighting techniques. It was during this time that she discovered her love for mixed martial arts and decided to make her professional debut in 2013.

Mixed Martial Arts Career

Polyana Viana’s entry into the UFC was marked by an impressive debut at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders on February 3, 2018. In her first fight, Viana showcased her skills by securing a rear-naked choke victory in the first round. This win set the tone for her subsequent performances inside the Octagon.

Since her debut, Viana has faced a mix of wins and losses in her career. Notable victories include impressive performances against fighters like Maia Stevenson, Pamela Rosa, and Emily Whitmire. However, Viana has also experienced setbacks with losses against formidable opponents such as JJ Aldrich and Veronica Macedo.

With a current career record of 13 wins and 6 losses, Viana continues to showcase her determination and resilience as she navigates the competitive world of mixed martial arts.

Championships and Accomplishments

Polyana Viana’s career in mixed martial arts has been marked by numerous championships and accomplishments. In the UFC, she has established herself as an elite fighter, earning recognition and accolades for her performances. Viana has notably won the Performance of the Night award twice for her outstanding displays of skill and dominance in the cage.

Aside from her success in the UFC, Viana also holds the Jungle Fight Strawweight Championship. She secured this title with an impressive victory and has successfully defended it once since then. Her ability to consistently perform at a high level demonstrates her dedication and talent as an athlete.

In addition to her titles, Viana has made a significant impact in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division. She currently shares the record for the most finishes in the division, highlighting her ability to end fights decisively. Furthermore, Viana is recognized as one of the division’s top submission specialists, ranking second for the most submissions in its history.

Notable Achievements:

  • Won Performance of the Night award twice in the UFC
  • Holds the Jungle Fight Strawweight Championship
  • Tied for fourth place in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division for most finishes
  • Tied for second place in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division for most submissions

Personal Life

In addition to her successful fighting career, Polyana Viana is also a dedicated mother. Her son is an important part of her life, providing her with motivation and support both inside and outside of the cage. Viana’s role as a mother adds an extra layer of strength and determination to her already impressive repertoire.

Aside from her responsibilities as a parent, Viana gained widespread attention in January 2019 when she showcased her self-defense skills in a real-life incident. While being approached by a man who attempted to rob her with a fake gun, Viana fearlessly fought back and successfully defended herself. This incident is a testament to her grit and quick thinking in high-pressure situations.