Brianna Van Buren
The Bull

USA

Scheduled for June 20 fight
StrawweightUFC
May 22, 2020
Van Buren (undisclosed) is slated to face Tecia Torres in a strawweight matchup on the UFC's June 20 card, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren's UFC sample size is small, but she did take home the victory via unanimous decision in a one-sided affair versus Livinha Souza last July. Next up is Tecia Torres, who is aiming to keep her spot with the company after four straight losses. Van Buren cedes an inch of height to Torres but sports a reach two inches longer, which works in her advantage after she landed 72 strikes (4.80 per minute) in her debut. This announcement should also serve as confirmation that whatever forced Van Buren off the UFC Raleigh card in January is no longer a concern.
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Removed from UFC Raleigh card
StrawweightUFC
December 19, 2019
Van Buren (undisclosed) will no longer face Hannah Cifers at UFC Raleigh.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren had a successful UFC debut in July, but her second matchup will have to wait after she was removed from her fight against Hannah Cifers for an undisclosed reason. Angela Hill will step in on short notice to take Van Buren's place in the strawweight matchup.
Added to UFC Raleigh
StrawweightUFC
November 20, 2019
Van Buren will face Hannah Cifers in a strawweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Van Buren, a former Invicta FC strawweight champion, is coming off a successful UFC debut in July, during which she defeated Livinha Souza via unanimous decision. She'll face an opponent in Cifer who is in the midst of a two-fight winning streak after dropping her debut under the UFC banner.
Dominates in UFC debut
StrawweightUFC
July 13, 2019
Van Buren defeated Livinha Souza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
ANALYSIS
Easy work. The reigning Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, Van Buren easily handled the former holder of that same exact title in Souza. BVB finished with an 88-30 edge in total strikes landed, an insane 204-73 advantage in total strikes attempted, and chipped in 3-of-4 takedowns for good measure. The American Kickboxing Academy product called for a ranked opponent her next time out and it's going to be difficult to deny her request after this performance. Van Buren is a legitimate contender.
UFC debut set
StrawweightUFC
June 13, 2019
Van Buren will make her UFC debut against Livinha Souza at UFC Sacramento on July 13, Rafael Oreiro of MMABrasil.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The original fight was scheduled to be Souza against Cynthia Calvillo, but Calvillo was forced to withdraw due to a broken foot. In steps Van Buren, an American Kickboxing Academy product that is the current strawweight champion with Invicta FC. To earn that belt, she won three fights in a single evening in the promotion's Phoenix Rising event, with two of those victories coming against former UFC fighters (Kailin Curran, Juliana Lima). While she barely stands at five-feet tall, Van Buren has the durability and skill set to win at the UFC level, and she'll only be 26 years old in August.