Ariane Lipski
Violence Queen
Not competitive in UFC debut
FlyweightUFC
January 19, 2019
Lipski dropped her UFC debut on Saturday, falling to Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision (26-30, 26-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night in Brooklyn.
ANALYSIS
Lipski's debut couldn't have gone much worse. She spent the entirety of Round 1 being dominated by Calderwood on the ground and she was never able to get her striking game going. Lipski's fight IQ was particularly poor throughout the course of the bout. Perhaps it was nerves, but Lipski looked dreadful in a fight in which she entered as a -200 favorite. Lipski, who turns 25 years old next week, needs to get her act together her next time out.
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Debut moved to Jan. 19
FlyweightUFC
December 5, 2018
Lipski will take on Joanne Calderwood in Brooklyn on Jan. 19, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Originally, Lipski was booked to face Calderwood on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, California, but the promotion elected to move the fight in order to accommodate the debut ESPN card.
Will now make UFC debut in January
FlyweightUFC
November 8, 2018
Lipski is now booked to take on Joanne Calderwood at UFC 223 on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Lipski was originally scheduled to make her UFC on Nov. 17, but a replace opponent couldn't be found after Maryna Moroz was forced to withdraw due to a broken foot. Now, Lipski, who boasts a 10-3 overall record in MMA, will take on Calderwood, who is 2-0 in the UFC since joining the flyweight class and is coming off a first-round submission over Kalindra Faria at UFC Fight Night 135.
UFC debut delayed
FlyweightUFC
October 31, 2018
Lipski's UFC debut will be delayed as she was pulled from the Nov. 17 card in Argentina with no replacement opponent available, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lispki's scheduled opponent -- Maryna Maroz -- recently suffered a broken foot and was forced to withdraw from the bout earlier this week. UFC attempted to secure a replacement fighter but was apparently unable to do so with less than three weeks until the fight. Lipski has a career record of 11-3 and currently has a nine-fight win streak, but will be forced to wait a bit longer to make her UFC debut.
Loses opponent for debut
FlyweightUFC
October 29, 2018
Lipski's expected opponent for her UFC debut Nov. 17 in Argentina, Maryna Moroz, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a broken foot, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Per Cruz, Lipski is "hopeful" that she will be able to find a new competitor within the near future so her debut can go on as planned. The 24-year-old initially replaced Veronica Macedo (undisclosed) in this fight in early October. Lipski is currently on a nine-fight winning streak and holds a career record of 11-3.
UFC debut booked
FlyweightUFC
October 3, 2018
Lipski will take on Maryna Moroz in a flyweight battle at UFC Argentina on Nov. 17, Combate reports.
ANALYSIS
Lipski will be competing in her first-ever UFC fight, and while she's just 24 years old, the Brazilian has managed to get valuable experience in the sport. She captured the flyweight title in the Poland-based KSW promotion, and even defended it a few times. Lipski has also shown a propensity for finishes, as her professional record of 11-3 contains six KO/TKO and two submission victories. Now is the time to see if that will carry over against UFC-caliber competition, though Lipski certainly has a better chance than many newcomers to the promotion.