Week after being let go by UFC, Viviane Pereira joins Invicta FC
After a fairly surprising release from the UFC last week despite only two career losses, Brazil’s Viviane Pereira has already found herself a new MMA organization to call home.
At only 24-years of age and not getting completely dominated in her only two UFC/career losses, the 13-2 Pereira’s cut was a bit of a head-scratcher. With her potential still very evident, it led to Invicta FC wasting no time snatching up the prospect as has been reported by MMAFighting.
Pereira went 2-2 in the UFC and won her first two fights before dropping the last two to top Chinese prospect Yan Xiaonon and the surging Ultimate Fighter season 23 winner Tatiana Suarez. Two losses to have no shame in as both of which were decisions. Pereira is actually the only UFC opponent of Suarez’ to not be finished by her (excluding TUF).
In Pereira’s debut, she got a top name right away as she squared off with the former 115-pound title challenger Valerie Letourneau and got the upset via split decision. Since this loss, Letourneau has looked sensational in Bellator at 125-pounds as she finds herself staring at a potential title shot her next time out.
Following her big promotional debut win, Pereira got a home game at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro as she fought and defeated Jamie Moyle by unanimous decision.
Still with plenty of room to grow, the move to Invicta will only benefit the woman known as “Succuri”. As we’ve seen multiple times in the past, fighters have left for Invicta only to return stronger. See Angela Hill for a prime example.
As she’s already able to compete with some of the best as shown in her UFC fights, it won’t be crazy if we see Pereira in the Invicta strawweight title picture sooner rather than later.
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