Revolution Fighting Championship 1 takes place on March 9th at the Beirut Indoor Sports City in Beirut, Lebanon and features a 60kg matchup between Finland’s Maiju “Mai” Kujala and undefeated Brazilian prospect, Juliana Carneiro Lima.
After competing in the 4-woman Strikeforce Bantamweight tournament in 2010, where she would fight and lose in the semi-finals to eventual champion, Miesha Tate, Kujala (6-3) would drop back down to her natural weight class and face Hanna Sillen, losing a very close majority decision. She would rebound from this two-fight losing streak with impressive back-to-back first round TKO finishes, first over Emma Watson in March 2011 and then over Ieva Slezaite in September. Lima (3-0) began in career in 2010 and has gone the distance in all three of her victories. In her pro debut she won a split decision over Aline Serio, she followed that up in April 2011 with a unanimous decision over Daiana Silva and another unanimous decision over Kimberly Novaes in September. Clearly, Kujala will be the biggest test of Lima’s young career.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.