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Polyana Viana to fight Hannah Cifers at UFC 235

Polyana Viana (pictured) fights Hannah Cifers in a strawweight bout at UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Strawweight prospects Polyana Viana and Hannah Cifers will be looking to rebound in Las Vegas.

MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Viana and Cifers will fight at UFC 235 on March 2 at T-Mobile Arena following an initial report by ESPN.

Viana (10-2) had a six-fight win streak snapped in August at UFC 227 when JJ Aldrich outworked her for three rounds to hand Viana a unanimous decision loss, the 27-year-old Brazilian’s first in the UFC. She debuted in the Octagon with a first-round submission of Maia Stevenson last February and has finished all of her pro victories. Viana also made headlines recently for dispatching a mugger.

The 26-year-old Cifers made her UFC debut in November, stepping in on less than a month’s notice for an injured Stevenson to fight Maycee Barber. That bout ended in a second-round TKO loss for Cifers (8-3), who had previously won five straight fights competing primarily in the southeastern United States.

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