UFC Vegas 78 Preview: Polyana Viana vs. Iasmin Lucindo Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Aug 12)

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  • Polyana Viana is 13-5 in her professional career with a 100% finish rate.
  • Iasmin Lucindo is 10 years younger than Viana and is fighting only her third UFC fight.

Polyana Viana vs. Iasmin Lucindo is a UFC Women’s Strawweight fight that will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at UFC Apex in Vegas as a part of UFC on ESPN 51 (a.k.a. UFC Vegas 78). Betting odds are in favor of Iasmin Lucindo, but “Iron Lady” is determined to prove her doubters wrong.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 9:00 p.m ET
  • Where: UFC Apex, Enterprise (Vegas), Nevada
  • How to Watch: ESPN


Polyana Viana
Iasmin Lucindo

Fight Preview

Polyana Viana’s odds are +150 at the moment, suggesting she’s likely to lose this fight. This is kind of strange as she’s got a very good record with 13 wins and 5 losses with all her wins happening inside the distance.

She’s 3-1 in the UFC since the start of the decade, with two Performance of the Night bonuses. The last time it happened was in November 2022 when she destroyed Jinh Yu Frey with punches in under a minute.

Viana is now locking horns with a rising star who’s 10 years her junior. Iasmin Lucindo is 14-5 in her professional career, but most of her bouts were in local Brazilian events. In fact, she’s only been fighting under the banner of the UFC since summer 2022. In comparison, Viana’s been in the UFC for five and a half years. 

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Lucindo is 1-1 in the UFC, losing to Yazmin Jauregui by unanimous decision on her promotional debut and beating Brogan Walker by the same method in her second fight.

Polyana Viana vs. Iasmin Lucindo Prediction

Lucindo’s only win in the UFC happened in April when she defeated a fighter who was 7-3 before that fight with zero wins in Dana White’s promotion. That’s not much of an achievement, especially not if you compare it with what Viana’s done so far in her pro career. We think Viana’s got the experience, as well as the skillset and stamina, needed to beat Lucindo at UFC Vegas 79.

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