Promising women’s strawweight prospect Polyana Viana made good on her Octagon debut earlier tonight (Sat., Feb. 3, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 125 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, when she laid waste to fellow newcomer Maia Stevenson via first-round submission (rear-naked choke).
Despite one good combination straight out of the gate, Stevenson was forced to go on the defensive early and often. Viana utilized her world-class ground game to take Stevenson down, batter her with heavy ground-and-pound, eventually force her to turn over, and work the arms under the chin for the submission finish.
Check out the slick rear-naked choke stoppage above courtesy of UFC.
With this performance, Viana shows that the hype is real and that she could quickly become a name to remember at 115 pounds. The 25-year-old Brazilian has finished her last six bouts in the first round and will be hard to stop moving forward if she can continue to lean on her elite grappling.
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