Dricus Du Plessis replaces Rodolfo Vieira, fights Markus Perez at UFC’s Oct. 10 event

One of South Africa’s hottest prospects has joined the UFC roster. With Rodolfo Vieira out due to a rib injury, former Extreme Fighting Championship dual-champ Dricus du Plessis will step in to face Markus Perez at the UFC’s Oct. 10 event, which takes place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with […]

Andre Pederneiras tests positive for COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi, won’t corner Ketlen Vieira at UFC 253

Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be by Ketlen Vieira’s side in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras won’t be in Ketlen Vieira’s corner for her UFC 253 bout with Sijara Eubanks after testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival on Fight Island, Vieira revealed during the pre-fight […]

Rib injury knocks Rodolfo Vieira out of Fight Island bout with Markus Perez

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira won’t fight Markus Perez in October after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Markus Perez is once again in need of an opponent after Rodolfo Vieira withdrew from a middleweight clash with him on in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., multiple people with knowledge of the shift told MMA Fighting following a […]

Ketlen Vieira takes solace in first career loss: ‘I needed to mature’

Ketlen Vieira suffered her first career loss in her most recent outing, but she views it as a learning experience. Vieira (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was bounced out of the ranks of the unbeaten when she was stopped by Irene Aldana this past December at UFC 245. But despite the loss, Vieira thinks she gained […]

Markus Perez dares Khamzat Chimaev to step in after Rodolfo Vieira withdraws from Oct. 10 fight

Khamzat Chimaev’s finish of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 36 caught the attention of many in the MMA community – including UFC middleweight Markus Perez. Less than 48 hours after Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) flatlined Meerschaert with a 17-second knockout, Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) sent a video to MMA Junkie in which […]

Markus Perez dares Khamzat Chimaev to step in after Roldofo Vieira withdraws from Oct. 10 fight

Khamzat Chimaev’s finish of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 36 caught the attention of many in the MMA community – including UFC middleweight Markus Perez. Less than 48 hours after Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) flatlined Meerschaert with a 17-second knockout, Perez (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) sent a video to MMA Junkie in which […]

With Marion Reneau out, Sijara Eubanks makes quick turnaround against Ketlen Vieira at UFC 253

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sijara Eubanks is getting right back to work following one of the most impressive performances of her career this past Saturday. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Eubanks will now face Ketlen Vieira next Saturday at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi following an initial […]

Rodolfo Vieira to Meet Markus Perez at UFC Event on Oct. 10

Grappling ace Rodolfo Vieira will lock horns with Markus Perez at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Oct. 10. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Moves Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8

A bantamweight clash between Yana Kunitskaya and Ketlen Vieira will take place one week later than orignally anticipated. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC adds Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya to Aug. 1 event

A bantamweight matchup is headed to the UFC’s Aug. 1 event. Ketlen Vieira (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will face Yana Kunitskaya (12-5-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC). The event does not yet have an official name designation or location. A person with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Tuesday but asked to remain […]

Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya on tap for UFC event on Aug. 1

Ketlen Vieira | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bantamweights Ketlen Vieira and Yana Kunitskaya have agreed to meet on the UFC’s upcoming card on Aug. 1 with the event taking place in the United States. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting with both fighters agreeing to the matchup. MMA Junkie initially reported the matchup. […]

Ketlen Vieira to Face Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Event on Aug. 1

Ketlen Vieira will meet Yana Kunitskaya in a bantamweight tilt at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Aug. 1 event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

BJJ wiz Rodolfo Vieira inspired by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Demian Maia as he seeks evolution

Rodolfo Vieira captured dozens of titles in jiu-jitsu before joining the UFC in 2019. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Unbeaten in six professional bouts with a 100 percent finishing rate, UFC middleweight Rodolfo Vieira is still improving as a mixed martial artist. A five-time world champion in jiu-jitsu, ADCC gold medalist and one of the […]

Report: Ketlen Vieira vs. Marion Reneau Targeted for UFC 250 in Sao Paulo

A women’s bantamweight clash pitting Ketlen Vieira against Marion Reneau is in the works for UFC 250. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

ADCC Champion Rodolfo Vieira to Lock Horns with Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248

Decorated grappler Rodolfo Vieira will square off against Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rodolfo Vieira meets Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248

BJJ icon Rodolfo Vieira is undefeated in six MMA bouts. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira has a date and an opponent set for his next Octagon appearance. The UFC announced on Tuesday that the five-time BJJ world champion and ADCC gold medalist will take on Saparbek Safarov at UFC 248, […]

Video: Irene Aldana upsets Ketlen Vieira with brutal knockout at UFC 245

Bantamweight Ketlen Vieira expected to cement her case for a title shot, and the betting public favored her to do so opposite Irene Aldana at UFC 245. But Aldana had other ideas, and after taking Vieira’s best shots, she delivered a left hook that sent her opponent crashing to the canvas. Check out the finish […]

Ketlen Vieira open to fighting Amanda Nunes at bantamweight or featherweight after UFC 245

Undefeated bantamweight Ketlen Vieira faces Irene Aldana in her return to the Octagon at UFC 245. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Ketlen Vieira returns from a long layoff to take on Irene Aldana in the preliminary portion of UFC 245 in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 14, and expects to be […]

Jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira learned valuable lessons in quick MMA road to UFC

Rodolfo Vieira is a five-time BJJ world champion and holds a 5-0 record in MMA. | Photo by ACB MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Rodolfo Vieira will become one of the greatest jiu-jitsu competitors to ever enter the Octagon when he faces middleweight Oskar Piechota at Saturday night’s UFC Uruguay. He has gone through a lot despite […]

Report: ADCC Champion Rodolfo Vieira Signs with UFC, Faces Oskar Piechota at UFC Uruguay

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has picked up a highly touted grappler, who will make his promotional debut at the UFC’s first trip to Uruguay. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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