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Women's Strawweight Division

Rayanne dos Santos

Women's Strawweight Division

14-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Rayanne dos Santos

athlete record


Learn more about Rayanne dos Santos' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Belém, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Dec. 9, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Two wins by KO, eight by submission (7 armbar, RNC)
  • Eight first-round finishes
  • Has won three of her last five
  • In most recent pre-UFC bout on 5/3/23, won Invicta FC atomweight title with win over Jillian DeCoursey
  • Lost 2019 bout to UFC veteran Isabela de Padua

UFC on ESPN (6/8/24) dos Santos lsot a three round split decision to Puja Tomar 

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) dos Santos lost a three round split decision to Talita Alencar


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6

Episode five (8/23/22) dos Santos lost a three round unanimous decision to Denise Gomes

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in Jiu-Jitsu very young at seven years old. I was taken by my father. My father is a black belt, my mother is a black belt and my brothers are black belts. I moved to MMA in 2014, and in 2015, I had my first MMA fight.  I wanted to go to MMA because I always wanted to get the biggest achievements of my life, and from my first fight I always believed that I would make it to the biggest MMA event in the world. Even when I had a serious jaw injury and was having several people saying that I would not fight again, I proved the opposite so, for me, nothing else in this world terrifies me today. Only God knows what I suffered to be here.

What ranks and titles have you held? Invicta FC atomweight champion. I had many Jiu-Jitsu titles - I was Brazilian champion three times and I was world champion, and I also got a second place in the Long Beach Worlds

Do you have any heroes? Yes, all my family, my coaches and my followers who never gave up on me; to me, they are my heroes.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is the reward of my life. I gave up everything to live this dream. I didn't have a social life, and my life is summarized as follows: from home to gym, from the gym to my home. I gave myself body and soul to this.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I completed college in social work.

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a jiu-jitsu academy, and I taught and created a social project for children and teenagers. I closed the academy to focus only on MMA.  I graduated, but I never wanted to practice my profession as a social worker; my love was always for fighting. I was always very competitive, I fought all the jiu-jitsu events, I went around the world fighting, and this is my true profession. It’s what I want for the rest of my life.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In Jiu-Jitsu, I won the biggest titles - World and Brazilian of the IBJJF, CBJJ, CBJJE.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Armlock