Viviane Pereira Jumps from UFC to Invicta FC: Report

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Viviane Pereira Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Viviane Pereira, who went 2-2 in her UFC run, is jumping over to Invicta FC, where she should make a big splash in their 115lb pond.

UFC strawweight Viviane Pereira apparently has a new home. According to a new report, the Brazilian has parted ways with the UFC and signed on with Invicta FC. The news comes just days after Pereira stated it was “not possible” to renew her deal with the UFC. It appears, having gone 2-2 in the company, that the UFC opted not to re-sign the fifteen fight veteran. MMA Fighting first reported Pereira’s signing with Shannon Knapp’s all-female fighting outfit.

Pereira (13-2) got off to a strong start in the UFC, earning a split decision with former 115lb title challenger Valerie Letourneau. She finished that win up with a unanimous decision win over Jamie Moyle at UFC 212. However, she would go on to lose her next two fights, both via unanimous decision, to Tatiana Suarez and Chinese standout Yan Xiaonan. The latter of the two losses came this past June.

In Invicta, Pereira almost instantly becomes a big fish in a small pond. Pearl Gonzalez is likely the promotion’s biggest name at 115lbs at the moment, despite Virna Jandiroba currently holding the title. Jandiroba is scheduled to face Janaisa Morandin in her second defense of the promotion’s strawweight crown at Invicta FC 31.

No debut date has been announced for Pereira in Invicta.

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