Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 8

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Polyana Viana Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

Polyana “Poly” Viana (10-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 10

Via KO/TKO: 4

Via Submission: 6

Total Number of UFC/DWCS Finishes: 1

Via KO/TKO: 0

Via Submission: 1

(Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson)

Despite being on a three-fight losing streak Polyana is just as dangerous as ever coming into her bout with Emily Whitmire at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday.

Viana finished rising UFC prospect Amanda Ribas, snapping her undefeated record. This fight was five years ago, when they hadn’t yet made it to the UFC, but still an impressive first-round finish nonetheless.

Polyana has some very good jiu-jitsu grappling skills, and fought in Brazil for all of her professional fights save for three. Viana is also a veteran of the Brazillian Jungle Fight promotion that has produced go UFC caliber talent in the past.

Polyana Viana has a professional win finishing rate of 100%. Viana’s first-round stoppage of Maia Stevenson for her UFC debut was a treat for the Brazillian crowd back in February of 2018.

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