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)[1] and is currently signed to Invicta Fighting Championships.[4]

Juliana Lima
BornJuliana de Lima Carneiro
(1982-03-15) March 15, 1982 (age 37)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Other namesJu Thai[1]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
TeamGracie Barra BH
Draculino Team
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By decision7
By submission1
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early 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.[1]

Invicta FCEdit

In April 2013, Lima had her first fight in the United States as she faced Katja Kankaanpää at Invicta FC 5. She suffered the first loss of her career, losing the bout via unanimous decision.

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.[5] However, she was eventually removed from the cast due to being unable to speak English and instead received a direct contract with the UFC.[6]

Lima made her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut in July 2014 against Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC on Fox 12. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] Lima instead faced replacement Tecia Torres.[11] Lima lost the fight via submission in the second round.[12]

Lima faced Randa Markos on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox 27.[13] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Return to InvictaEdit

In January 2019, Lima signed a six-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships.[4]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 9 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 0 1
By decision 7 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "UFC Profile". UFC. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 187 Johnson vs. Cormier". UFC.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "Juliana Lima on UFC debut: Additional weight-cutting time made matters worse". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  4. ^ a b 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.
  5. ^ "'TUF 20' will feature all-women's cast; crown first UFC strawweight champion". MMAfighting.com. December 11, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "UFC on FOX 12 results, photos: Joanna Jedrzejczyk tops Juliana Lima in UFC debut". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  8. ^ Cruz, Guilherme. "Jessica Penne vs. Juliana Lima added to UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil". www.mmafighting.com. MMA Fighting. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-05-01). "Gustafsson out vs. Teixeira, Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne headlines UFC Fight Night 69". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Danny Segura (2017-06-20). "Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  12. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Tecia Torres chokes out Juliana Lima for first stoppage win of career". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Randa Markos vecht tegen Juliana Lima tijdens UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  14. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Randa Markos back on track with decision over Juliana Lima". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.

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