A pair of all-Brazilian bouts are set for upcoming events in the spring, multiple people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting.
Poliana Botelho is set to welcome flyweight newcomer Karine Silva to the octagon on June 4 while Polyana Viana draws Tabatha Ricci in a strawweight clash on May 21. Ag. Fight and Cageside Press first reported the match-ups, respectively.
Meanwhile, “Killer” Silva (14-4) looks to extend her winning streak to six following a victorious appearance at Dana White’s Contender Series, submitting Qihui Yan this past October.
“Dama de Ferro” Viana (12-4), who once had her back against the wall after losing three in a row inside the octagon, returns to the cage after winning consecutive fights by first-round armbar, submitting Emily Whitmire and Mallory Martin.