Ariane Lipski
The Violence Queen


Injury Orbital
Est. Return 5/29/2021
Sidelined for six months
November 23, 2020
Lipski has been suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance of an orbital fracture, reports.
Lipski suffered the injury while losing by TKO against Antonina Shevchenko on Saturday. She'll now be unable to fight for at least 45 days and could be out until at least late May.
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Routed by Antonina Shevchenko
November 21, 2020
Lipski lost to Antonina Shevchenko via TKO (strikes) at 4:33 of Round 2 at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Lipski looked just fine for the roughly 20 seconds in which this fight was spent standing. For the rest of it, she was dominated by Shevchenko on the mat. Antonina is a Muay Thai specialist by trade but Lipski displayed shockingly little positional awareness of how to defend herself on the mat and the end result was an ugly, ugly defeat. The loss snaps a brief two-fight win streak for the 26-year-old Brazilian. There isn't much to see here.
Booked for UFC 255
August 14, 2020
Lipski will face Antonina Shevchenko in a flyweight bout at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Lipski will attempt to increase her winning streak to three fights against Shevchenko, who has failed to live up to expectations during her UFC career so far. Lipski most recently defeated Luana Carolina via submission (Kneebar) at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi in July, and she walked away with a Performance of the Night bonus for her effort. Shevchenko was defeated by Katlyn Chookagian via unanimous decision in May, a fight in which Shevchenko looked outmatched. Shevchenko carries advantages in height and reach heading into the matchup.
Easily submits Luana Carolina
July 18, 2020
Lipski defeated Luana Carolina via submission (Kneebar) at 1:28 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
"The Violence Queen" pulled off one of the smoother submissions you'll see. Lipski racked up a bunch of knockout wins early in her career, but she has become increasingly reliant on her ground game of late. Lipski recognized her advantage over Carolina on the mat and took full advantage. Lipski dropped her first two UFC bouts to Joanne Calderwood and Molly McCann via unanimous decision, but she has picked up two straight wins since. She'll also walk away with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for this effort. Lipski is still just 26 years of old, and the Brazilian represents solid, much-needed depth in the company's female flyweight division.
Rescheduled for July
June 17, 2020
Lipski's scheduled matchup against Luana Carolina has again been moved, this time to July 18 on Fight Island (per Marcel Dorff of MMADNA).
This matchup was originally scheduled for San Diego in May and later re-booked for Vegas in June, but neither of those dates came to fruition. While there have been some conflicting reports of this fight landing on either the July 15 or July 18 Fight Island events, Lipski is listed as a (-115) betting favorite should this fight ultimately come to pass.
Fight re-booked for June 13
May 21, 2020
Lipski's scheduled flyweight matchup against Luana Carolina has been re-booked for June 13 at a yet-to-be-determined location, Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of reports.
This was a matchup originally booked for San Diego in mid-May, but like many, was called off due to the ongoing global pandemic. Lipski had a tough draw in her first two UFC fights, dropping decisions to legitimate contenders in Joanne Calderwood and Molly McCann. She bounced back against Isabela de Padua last November, and will now take on Carolina, who has just one UFC bout. Both women stand at 5-foot-6, while Lipski will be giving up two inches in reach.