After going 2-3 across her first five appearances, Ariane Lipski rattled off nine consecutive victories and captured the KSW flyweight title. A ferocious approach has translated to a 72 percent finishing rate and led to her being called the “Violence Queen.”
Lipski was set to make her long-awaited and once-delayed Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at the now cancelled UFC 233, where she was to face Joanne Calderwood on Jan. 26 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
As Lipski awaits word from the UFC, here are some of the numbers that have come to define her to this point in her career:
3: Full rounds fought in her professional debut on Nov. 3, 2013. Lipski took a unanimous decision from Daiana Torquato at Nitrix Champion Fight 17.
8: Appearances in her native of Brazil before trying her hand overseas. Prior to fighting under the KSW banner in Poland, Lipski spent time in the following promotions: Nitrix Championship Fight, Gladiator Combat Fight, MMA Super Heroes, Curitiba Top Fight and Striker’s House Cup.
3: Countries in which she has fought. Outside of Brazil and Poland, Lipski has also competed in Ireland.
6: Wins by knockout. Lipski’s victims: Jacquelline Santana, Geisyele Nascimento, Paula Vieira da Silva, Katarzyna Lubonska, Juliana Werner and Sheila Gaff.
2: Submission victories to her credit. Lipski tapped Diana Belbita with an armbar at KSW 39 and disposed of Mariana Morais with a rear-naked choke at KSW 40.
1: “Fight of the Night” award won in KSW.
5: Fights that have reached the judges. Lipski has gone 3-2 in those bouts, losing to Gisele Moreira and Isabelly Varela while beating Torquato, Marta Souza and Silvana Gomez Juarez.
3: Appearances in the Striker’s House Cup promotion, based in Curitiba, Brazil. Lipski made her mark, going 3-0 with two finishes.
5: Fights in KSW. Lipski established herself as one of the most feared strikes in Poland’s premier MMA organization. She won all five of her bouts there before signing with the UFC.
5: Assignments in 2015. It was Lipski’s most active year to date, as she compiled a 4-1 record across three different promotions.
3: Wins recorded in less than one minute. Lipski is a fast starter with a knack for finishing fights violently and quickly. She needed only 20 seconds to dispatch Santana, 35 seconds to dispose of Nascimento and 48 seconds to dismantle Morais.
24: Years of age. Lipski was born on Jan. 26, 1994 in Curitiba, Brazil.