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#12 Women's Strawweight Division

Luana Pinheiro

Women's Strawweight Division

11-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Luana Pinheiro

athlete record


Learn more about Luana Pinheiro's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
João Pessoa, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 27, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016
  • Has won nine of her last 11
  • Seven first-round finishes
  • Two wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, guillotine, 2 armbar)

UFC Fight Night (5/18/24) Pinheiro was submitted by Angela Hill via guillotine at 4:12 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Pinheiro was stopped by Amanda Ribas via strikes at 3:53 of the third round 

UFC 287 (4/8/23) Pinheiro won a three round split decision over Michelle Waterson-Gomez

UFC Fight Night (11/20/21) Pinheiro won a three round unanimous decision over Sam Hughes

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Pinheiro defeated Randa Markos via disqualification (illegal upkick) at 4:16 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode nine (11/10/20) Pinheiro knocked out Stephanie Frausto at 2:48 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Two years old in Judo because my dad is a judo master.

What ranks and titles have you held? National judo champ, Sul-American judo champ, national wrestling silver medalist, bronze medal in Troféu Brasil Judô

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? An accomplishment of my hard work.

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting was my job since I was a teenager.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo black belt and Jiu-Jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: Seoi nage

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook