Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci UFC fight info, date and time
Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci is set to go down at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira at 7:30pm EST on Saturday 21st May 2022 in a 115lbs matchup.
Polyana Viana has showcased her expert submission skills with two consecutive first-round armbars.
Tabatha Ricci secured her first UFC victory with a unanimous decision win over Maria Oliveira in October.
Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci betting odds
Tabatha Ricci will be the betting favorite with opening odds of -175.
Polyana Viana is the betting underdog with opening odds of +150.
Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci was first reported on February 8th.
This fight will take place on the main card at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira.
Polyana Viana has turned things around in the past 18 months with two consecutive first-round wins. The Brazilian secured an armbar submission against Mallory Martin at UFC 258 after beating Emily Whitmire, again via armbar, in August 2020.
Viana got her UFC career off to a great start with a first-round rear-naked choke win in 2018. However, she then lost three fights in a row before her recent resurgence.
Tabatha Ricci earned a dominant decision victory over Maria Oliveira in October to record her first promotional win.
Ricci’s debut didn’t go to plan after suffering a second-round TKO defeat to Manon Fiorot last June.
How they match up
Polyana Viana is the far taller woman in this matchup at 5”5 compared to her opponent who is 5”1.
Viana will also have a significant 5-inch reach advantage in this matchup. She will be the more experienced fighter with 16 pro fights to Ricci’s 7.
Reasons to watch
This will be a fascinating matchup between two talented grappling experts. Polyana Viana has finished all three of her UFC victories by submission, while Ricci also comes from a jiu-jitsu background.
Many predict this one to play out on the mat, but there is every chance their respective grappling prowess will cancel each other out and it will remain on the feet.
Both fighters enter this matchup off the back of a win and look to climb up the Strawweight division rankings.
Polyana Viana could make it three-in-a-row with a victory as the betting underdog. There is a lot at stake in this one.
Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions have Tabatha Ricci as the betting favorite with opening odds of -180.
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Tabatha “Baby Shark” Ricci fighter profile and recent form
Tabatha Ricci is a 27 year old female fighter from Brazil with 6 pro wins and 1 losses. See Tabatha Ricci’s full MMA record.
Tabatha Ricci has a 50% finish rate, including 1 by knockout, 2 by submission, 3 by decision.
Tabatha Ricci is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Maria Oliveira at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori.
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Polyana Viana vs Tabatha Ricci is set to go down at UFC Fight Night – Holm vs. Vieira. The fight is expected to start at around 7:30pm EST on Saturday 21st May 2022.
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