In an all Brazilian affair, UFC Strawweights Tabatha Ricci and Polyana Viana matchup May 21st at UFC Fight Night 210, per Cageside Press.
After amassing a 3-0 record with Legacy Fighting Alliance, Tabatha ‘Baby Shark’ Ricci made her UFC debut at UFC Vegas 28, June 5th 2021. Entering the bout as a heavy underdog, the 26-year-old suffered her first professional defeat in a TKO loss to French prospect Manon Fiorot. However, Ricci returned to winning form in her second – and most recent – octagon appearance, defeating Maria Oliveira via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 41. The Brazilian, fighting out of California, enters UFC Fight Night 210 holding a 6-1 professional record.
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Polyana ‘Dama de Ferro’ Viana holds a 12-4 professional record, with all twelve victories by way of stoppage (4 KO/TKO, 8 submissions). The Brazilian made a sensational UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 125, claiming a first round submission of Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson. In her most recent appearance at UFC 258, Viana earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for her first-round submission of Mallory Martin. Holding a 3-3 promotional record, the 29-year-old enters UFC Fight Night 210 riding a two fight win-streak.