Juliana Lima (born March 15, 1982) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. She has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is currently signed to Invicta Fighting Championships.
|Born||Juliana de Lima Carneiro|
March 15, 1982
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
|Other names||Ju Thai|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Team||Gracie Barra BH|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Lima began her professional MMA career in 2010 in her native Brazil. In the first three years of her career, she went undefeated with a record of 5 wins and no losses. She has also competed in Muay Thai fight and jiu-jitsu tournaments.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
In December 2013, it was announced that Lima had been selected to appear as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned. However, she was eventually removed from the cast due to being unable to speak English and instead received a direct contract with the UFC.
For her second fight with the promotion, Lima faced Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night 58 on November 8, 2014. She won the fight by unanimous decision.
Lima was scheduled to fight Jessica Penne at UFC Fight Night 67 on May 30, 2015. However, Penne was pulled from that bout in favor of a matchup with current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69. Lima instead faced Ericka Almeida and won the bout by unanimous decision.
Lima was scheduled to face UFC newcomer Amanda Ribas on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale. Ribas, however, was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and removed from the bout. Lima instead faced replacement Tecia Torres. Lima lost the fight via submission in the second round.
Return to InvictaEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||9 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||9–5||Randa Markos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Tecia Torres||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale||July 7, 2017||2||0:53||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–3||JJ Aldrich||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||3||5:00||Albany, New York, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Carla Esparza||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 197||April 23, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–2||Ericka Almeida||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves||May 30, 2015||3||5:00||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||7–2||Nina Ansaroff||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux||November 8, 2014||3||5:00||Uberlândia, Brazil|
|Loss||6–2||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||July 26, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States||Catchweight (116.5 lbs) bout; Lima missed weight.|
|Win||6–1||Liliani Trolezi||TKO (punches)||Brasil Fight 7: Minas Gerais vs. Federal District||October 11, 2013||1||1:08||Divinópolis, Brazil||Flyweight bout.|
|Loss||5–1||Katja Kankaanpää||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||April 5, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||5–0||Aline Nery||Decision (unanimous)||Brasil Fight 6: Brazil vs. USA||September 21, 2012||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Patricia de Farias||TKO (punches)||Super Fight Lafaiete||September 1, 2012||1||3:41||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Kinberly Novaes||Decision (unanimous)||Brasil Fight 5: Back to Fight||September 21, 2011||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Dayana Silva||Decision (unanimous)||Brasil Fight 4: The VIP Night||April 23, 2011||3||5:00||Nova Lima, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Aline Serio||Decision (split)||Brasil Fight 3: Minas Gerais vs. São Paulo||November 27, 2010||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit
|Loss||9–5||Brianna van Buren||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta Phoenix Series 1||May 3, 2019||1||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Invicta FC Strawweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||9–5||Danielle Taylor||Decision (split)||1||5:00||Invicta FC Strawweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
- "UFC Profile". UFC. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- "Fight Card - UFC 187 Johnson vs. Cormier". UFC.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Juliana Lima on UFC debut: Additional weight-cutting time made matters worse". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
- Carlini, Ricardo (21 January 2019). A pioneira Ju Thai assina 6 lutas com o invicta (in Portuguese). TV Alterosa. Event occurs at 1:55. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
- "'TUF 20' will feature all-women's cast; crown first UFC strawweight champion". MMAfighting.com. December 11, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "TUF 20 Tryouts: 36 women vying for 8 spots, Claudia Gadelha and Juliana Lima officially out". bloodyelbow.com. April 28, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "UFC on FOX 12 results, photos: Joanna Jedrzejczyk tops Juliana Lima in UFC debut". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- Cruz, Guilherme. "Jessica Penne vs. Juliana Lima added to UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil". www.mmafighting.com. MMA Fighting. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
- Staff (2015-05-01). "Gustafsson out vs. Teixeira, Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne headlines UFC Fight Night 69". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
- Marc Raimondi (2017-06-15). "Amanda Ribas flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation, out of TUF 25 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
- Danny Segura (2017-06-20). "Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
- "TUF 25 Finale results: Tecia Torres chokes out Juliana Lima for first stoppage win of career". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- DNA, MMA. "Randa Markos vecht tegen Juliana Lima tijdens UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
- "UFC on FOX 27 results: Randa Markos back on track with decision over Juliana Lima". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.