Hannah Cifers


Winner of back-to-back fights
August 17, 2019
Cifers defeated Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim.
A win is a win, but Cifers' performance was nothing to write home about. Yes, she landed 112 total strikes compared to just 69 from Esquibel, but Cifers never had her opponent in any significant trouble, and she really slowed down in Round 3 when it was clear she had the fight in the bag. Cifers has now won back-to-back fights following a knockout loss at the hands of Maycee Barber in her UFC debut last November. There doesn't appear to be a whole lot to get excited about here despite Cifers' recent string of success.
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Booked for UFC Anaheim
July 25, 2019
Cifers (arm) will square off against Jodie Esquibel at UFC Anaheim, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Cifers owns the only victory in the UFC between the two and a sizable advantage in avoiding contact, absorbing just 6.59 significant strikes per minute compared to 8.27 for Esquibel. Considering neither has successfully completed a takedown in a combined five UFC fights and neither owns a victory in that fashion, it seems fairly safe to assume that the fight will feature plenty of punches thrown on both sides.
On track after breaking arm
April 6, 2019
Cifers is on track to recover after breaking her arm during March 2nd's vicotry over Polyana Viana, Mike Bohn of mmajunkie.com reports.
Cifers had the cast removed on her broken arm and is on the "right track" for recovery. Despite the good news, given the injury, Cifers' is likely out for the foreseeable future.
Scores first UFC victory
March 2, 2019
Cifers defeated Polyana Viana via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Cifers picks up her first UFC victory despite entering the bout as a healthy (+240) underdog. "Shockwave" scored one big knockdown in Round 2 and she did a very nice job of defending off of her back against a talented submission specialist in Viana. Cifers's future potential is virtually non-existent, but she did just enough to eek out a victory in the eyes of the judge's on Saturday.
Set to fight at UFC 235 vs. Viana
January 9, 2019
Cifers will take on Polyana Viana at UFC 235 on Mar. 2, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
"Shockwave" will look to bounce back after a rough UFC debut back in November. However, Cifers' next test won't be an easy one, as Viana has a six-inch height advantage on her and suffered just her second professional loss (her first since 2014) back in August.
Dominated in UFC debut Saturday
November 10, 2018
Cifers lost to Maycee Barber via TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Denver.
Taking this fight on short notice, Cifers was hopelessly outclassed from the get-go. She displayed a ton of heart and hung in there far longer than she reasonably deserved. Fighters that are willing to accept a tough fight on three weeks notice almost always get a second shot with the company, but Cifers really doesn't deserve one.