Karine Silva set for UFC Debut June 4th versus Poliana Botelho

Karine Silva set for UFC Debut June 4th versus Poliana Botelho

In an all Brazilian affair, UFC debutant Karine Silva meets Poliana Botelho at the June 4th UFC event, per Ag. Fight.

Holding a 14-4 professional record, Karine ‘Killer’ Silva earned her UFC contract through Dana White’s Contender Series, October 26th 2021, following a guillotine choke submission of Qihui Yan. The performance attained high praise from Dana White, who said of Silva “She fought a powerful, durable, mean, nasty opponent tonight in Yan… [Silva’s] incredibly well rounded… I like everything I see with you kid, I am very excited to watch you fight in the UFC”. Fighting out of Curitiba, Paraná, the 28-year-old has won all 14 of her professional victories via stoppage (9 KO/TKO, 5 submissions), and enters the matchup riding a five fight win-streak.

After winning the Xtreme Fighting Championship Flyweight Championship in 2015, Poliana Botelho made her UFC debut October 7th 2017, at UFC 216. It was a sensational start for the Brazilian fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, as her debut unanimous decision victory over Pearl Gonzalez preceded a 33-second TKO stoppage of Syuri Kondo at UFC Fight Night 129. The 33-year-old has found unfavourable form since, amassing a 1-3 record from the last four fights. Botelho last fought May 1st 2021, at UFC Vegas 25, in a close, split decision loss to Luana Carolina. Holding an 8-4 professional record, and 3-3 promotional record, Botelho will look to snap a two fight skid in this matchup.

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