Former UFC Fighter Poliana Botelho Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Former UFC flyweight Poliana Botelho will begin the fight of her life after receiving the news from doctors that she has cancer.
“One more battle for my life,” Botelho said as translated from Portuguese. “But this victory will be mine.”

It’s uncertain what type and stage of cancer Botelho is suffering from.

Botelho made her UFC debut at UFC 216 in 2017, earning a unanimous decision win over Pearl Gonzalez. She went on to have an up-and-down tenure with the promotion, suffering losses to Cynthia Calvillo and Gillian Robertson.



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