Luana "Dread" Carolina


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 6"
Reach: 69"
Leg reach: 38.50
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: São Paulo, Brazil
Age: 28


Wins by KO: 2
Wins by submission: 1



Significant Strikes Attempted: 674
Significant Strikes Landed: 340


Takedowns Attempted: 1


Luana Carolina is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter who is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s strawweight division. She made her professional debut in 2016 and has since gone undefeated with seven wins from seven fights.

Born on December 15, 1992 in Manaus, Brazil, Luana Carolina had an early interest in MMA and began training at the age of thirteen. She trained extensively for several years before making her amateur debut at the age of seventeen. After winning four out of six amateur bouts she decided to go pro at nineteen and was signed by Aspera Fighting Championship (AFC).

In her debut fight against Vanessa Melo at AFC 46: Rio de Janeiro she won via unanimous decision after three rounds and went on to become the organization’s strawweight champion. Her next two fights were also victories leading up to her UFC contract being signed on October 16th 2018 where despite being relatively unknown she made a huge impression with an impressive first round TKO victory over Yanan Wu at UFC Fight Night 142 after just 28 seconds into the match.

Following that win Luana earned herself a performance bonus for ‘Fight of The Night’ as well as another TKO victory against Priscila Cachoeira during their bout at UFC 237 when referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight just forty-eight seconds into Round One due to Cachoeira suffering numerous strikes from Carolina causing significant damage leaving him no choice but to stop it prematurely which earned them both ‘Performance Bonus Awards’ for ‘The Fight Of The Night’. During this time frame Luana was entering what people called her “prime” period having gone five straight wins inside the octagon without any losses which further cemented herself within not only Brazil Mixed Martial Arts community but worldwide giving rise amongst other female bantamweight competitors whom saw WWE veteran Ronda Rousey do similar feats back during Strikeforce days paving way towards more inclusion women MMA scene thus inspiring many young girls around world follow same footsteps they saw one their own achieved success through hard work dedication determination going all way top turn professional athlete compete highest level possible while simultaneously becoming role model young audiences while following dreams they had set pursue before themselves day one started journey career combat sports entertainment industry ultimately becoming long legacy extending beyond Brazil borders global scale ensuring its place history regardless ever increasing competitive nature current generation fighters riding wave popularizing sport throughout different countries continents world altogether paving brighter future generations come forth yielding continuous growth sport expanding boundaries barriers existed years ago modern era allowing more athletes surpass expectations face off show skillsets battle it out cage inside octagon delivering best performances yet seen beheld fans eyes across globe widespread appreciation talent showcased talked about amongst crowd alike .

Fight History

Ivana Petrovic
Luana Carolina: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 01, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov
Jai Herbert
Luana Carolina: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
Molly McCann
Luana Carolina: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 1:52
Sat. Mar 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Loopy Godinez
Luana Carolina: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 16, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont
Poliana Botelho
Luana Carolina: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 01, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka
Ariane Lipski
Luana Carolina: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Jul 18, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Figueredo vs. Benavidez 2
Priscila Cachoeira
Luana Carolina: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 11, 2019
UFC 237