Fighting style: MMA
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Women's Strawweight
Height: 5' 8"
Reach: 67"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age: 32


Wins by KO: 6
Wins by decision: 2



Significant Strikes Attempted: 222
Significant Strikes Landed: 129


Takedowns Attempted: 3
Takedowns Landed: 1


Poliana Botelho is a professional mixed martial artist from Brazil who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is currently signed to the UFC and has been fighting professionally since 2012.

Botelho was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil on April 6th 1989. She began training in MMA at just 19 years old when she joined Claudio Coelho Team and trained under coach Claudio Coelho. Her natural talent earned her an invitation to compete in Muay Thai tournaments which she quickly excelled at and began her pathway into MMA.

In 2013 Poliana made her amateur debut winning by submission over Juliana Holanda at IFC 2: War Of The Titans In 2014, Botelho made her professional debut winning via TKO against Eliza de Souza Correa Gomes despite still being only 22 years old at the time of fight night. After two more victories, Botelho was signed by Invicta FC – one of the top all-female promotions in MMA around that time – where she went on to have four fights with two wins and two losses with submissions being her preferred method of victory for each fight.

In 2018, Poliana was invited to join the cast for Season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show but did not make it past week 4 due to injury suffered during a grappling session with another competitor on set; however it was still enough for Dana White to notice Poliana’s potential as a fighter and he offered her a contract while signing off on his way out after filming had wrapped up.
After joining UFC she won both fights against Pearl Gonzalez and Luana Carolina earning Fight Of The Night honors twice before dropping a unanimous decision loss against fellow Brazilian Ariane Carneli back in 2019 which marked one of only three losses throughout her entire career so far – one amateur loss back in 2013 plus pro losses against DeAnna Bennett & Ariane Carneli respectively, highlighting how since then Polianas improvement has accelerated dramatically especially considering almost 9 out 10 victories are either by submission or knockout demonstrating how well roundedness is also part of what makes this fighter such an impressive athlete within the sport today .

Polianas current record stands at 11-3 with 8 wins coming by submission/ko/tko methods showcasing this brilliant fighters ability inside the cage Now 30 years old, Bothelhos future seems even brighter than before as consistently improving skills combined along with growing fanbase will no doubt push this formidable force ahead within UFC ranks making its next few bouts surely ones you would not want miss out seeing live!

Fight History

Karine Silva
Poliana Botelho: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 4:55
Sat. Jun 04, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik
Luana Carolina
Poliana Botelho: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 01, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka
Gillian Robertson
Poliana Botelho: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 17, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung


Who Is Poliana Botelho In MMA?
Poliana Botelho is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division of Bellator MMA and is a former UFC competitor and Women's Flyweight Champion of the Xtreme Fighting Championships.

Who Is Poliana Botelho In UFC?
Poliana Botelho is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and held the Women's Flyweight Championship in the Xtreme Fighting Championships, currently fighting in the strawweight division of Bellator MMA.

Who Is Poliana Botelho Colby Covington?
Poliana Botelho is an ex-UFC fighter who has recently announced her cancer diagnosis, while Colby Covington is a separate individual who is a well-known UFC fighter.

Who Won The Fight Between Poliana Botelho And Karine Silva?
Karine Silva won the fight against Poliana Botelho by securing a first-round submission in her UFC debut on June 4, 2022.

When Is Poliana Botelho's Next Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I currently have no information on when Poliana Botelho's next fight is scheduled.

What Is Poliana Botelho's Instagram Handle?
Poliana Botelho's Instagram handle is @polianabotelho_mma.

What Is Poliana Botelho's Profile On Sherdog?
Poliana Botelho's profile on Sherdog includes her MMA stats, pictures, news, videos, and biographical information.

Did Poliana Botelho Leave UFC?
Yes, Poliana Botelho left the UFC in 2022 and subsequently signed with Invicta FC.