Brasiliens Vivi Araujo and Vicente Luc have already made New Year’s resolutions for 2022. Brasilia’s fighters are in the UFC with goals set for next year at the end of 2021, which they see as decisive for both their careers.
Vivi is in the final stages of preparing for his fight for the organization in January and Vicente is visiting his family in the United States and training for his next fight, which is yet to be defined by the UFC.
metros Daniel Evangelista, the pair’s head coach, and other elite athletes, such as Gilbert Durinho, and one of the country’s chief MMA coaches, to take stock of 2021 and the goals set for 2022.
Vivi Araujo is ending 2021 with a date on its mind: January 22. The Brazilian will make his seventh fight for the UFC, facing Alexa Grasso. In the women’s flyweight, sixth-placed Vivi will face the 11th-placed in the category.
And the fighter from the Federal District is going through the final moments of preparation for battle on the 22nd of the month in Anaheim, United States. Cameroon’s Francis Ngannu will be seen defending his heavyweight belt against Frenchman Cyril Gain at the event.
With one win and one loss in 2021, Vivi is going to soar high in 2022 after her fifth UFC win. “The university had two big hurdles this year. It won in the first against the top 5 in the category and lost in the second. Now is the time to get two or three victories in 2022 to get close to the belt again”, analyzes Evangelista.
away from home
Vicente Luke, on the other hand, remains in Dana White’s organization with an uncertain future. Despite the UFC’s uncertainty about his next fight, the Brazilian doesn’t waste time and keeps working hard.
Fourth in welterweight, Vicente Luc still has no defined opponent and is still waiting for the definition of his next clash. “It was a year of positive results for Vicente. He fought with two great fighters and won, got visibility, stayed head-on”, says Daniel.
With four consecutive victories and two impressive victories in 2021, against former champion Tyrone Woodley and American Michael Chiesa, Brasiliens is in a straight line for the category belt and preparing physically and mentally for 2022, a year which Designed like the most important of Brasilia fighter’s career.
“Vicent is a guy who doesn’t matter: he wants to fight, he wants to be active. He knows he needs to fight anyone to become a champion and he knows what to do if he doesn’t fight now.” , then he will fight later and he is ready for what’s to come in 2022” concluded Cerrado MMA coach, founder and producer.
Vicente with his family is visiting relatives in New Jersey, United States. Following the year-end festivities, Luke will train for a month with the Sanford, Florida team and return to Brazil at the end of January. And Brazil looks forward to starting next year in the UFC’s octagon with the good news of their next fight being confirmed.