It seemed for a while as though the two would never meet, but after
two separate date changes, Sara McMann
Vieira will finally lock horns.
McMann made the announcement Tuesday afternoon on her Instagram
“After two different date changes, I'm happy to announce that I'm
Vieira on September 9 for UFC
215. It seems like I've been training for her for like a year
but ol' Abe Lincoln said 'Give me (6) hours to chop down a tree and
I'll spend the first (4) sharpening my ax.”
McMann last fought in February where she submitted Gina Mazany
in the first round. A former
Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title
challenger and former Olympic wrestler, McMann has won her last
three bouts. She's scored back-to-back submission wins and could
align herself back into title contention with a win.
Vieira is coming off a decision win over Ashlee
Evans-Smith in April. The Brazilian has been dominant in the
pro ranks, having yet to taste defeat. She's 2-0 in the Octagon,
but has yet to face someone the caliber of McMann.