Cheyanne Vlismas ended the hardest year of her life with the best performance of her UFC career and her second straight fight night bonus. But
Cheyanne Vlismas ended the hardest year of her life with the best performance of her UFC career and her second straight fight night bonus. But where that momentum will take her this year is a mystery.
Vlismas earned a unanimous decision victory over Mallory Martin at UFC Vegas 44 in a fight that earned him the event’s “Fight of the Night” award. The performance left fans excited to see what the future holds for “The Warrior Princess.” Unfortunately, due to circumstances in his personal life behind the scenes, he has no idea when he will be able to make his first appearance in 2022.
“Unfortunately, I would love to fight again. [y] soon, but for inconceivable reasons, I can’t fight and I can’t make any more money until some things are finished in my life, and I don’t know when that will be. to be. I’m trying to do it soon, but I don’t have an answer. I hope for the summer. I am praying for the summer. That’s what I’m going to shoot for.
“Until 2022, they will see me, but I have no answers. And honestly, it makes me want to cry because I have no answers at all. “
The win over Martin was fortunate considering what Vlismas had to do in late 2021. Professionally, he was able to garner a huge win and some much-needed income. But she was also forced to make the difficult decision to leave Las Vegas and move to an undisclosed location outside of the US.
“Nobody knows where I am, and I actually keep it that way. A lot of things happened before my fight, and even after my fight, and I decided that the best thing to do is just to escape. I have been gone now for two weeks and I love it. I’m abroad and I’m just living my life. “
Despite being away from his team at Xtreme Couture, Vlismas told MMA Fighting that he has been able to train regularly at his current location.
While he ran into career adversity last year, Vlismas was able to find some positivity through it all. Vlismas said she is no longer with fellow UFC fighter JP Buys, and is trying to overcome the chaos that has sent her in recent months, both in and out of the Octagon.
In the end, there is one downside that stood out above the rest, and it had to do with his Octagon debut loss to Monsterrat Ruiz at UFC Vegas 22 in March 2021.
“The only thing I really hated was the first time you saw me in 2021, for my debut. It was a great camp, but I got injured just before the fight, 10 days later. [Estaba] very badly injured, I needed surgery, I accepted the fight, I had a change of opponent, I was embarrassed in my debut, I could not do anything. Then I had surgery, I went back to the fighting field, I had a good fight, then I got divorced… it was a roller coaster ride, to say the least.
But in a way, 2021 was a blessing. For me and [para] As much raw emotion as you guys saw, you saw a lot of growth in me not just as a fighter, but as a woman. I enjoyed 2021, although it was a roller coaster of emotions. “