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Vanessa Porto Wants A Third Fight With Jennifer Maia

May 19, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Invicta FC

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Vanessa Porto (18-7) revealed that she would like a third fight with Invicta FC flyweight champ Jennifer Maia (14-4-1). Porto defeated Maia in Brazil in October 2011 by submission, but Maia beat Porto by unanimous decision in March of last year at Invicta FC 16. Porto’s next fight is against Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 23 tomorrow night. Here are highlights:

On her fights with Maia: “When I last faced Jennifer Maia, we both had our moments. I think the judges messed up. But who knows? Maybe in the future we can fight again. In my opinion I won that fight. But I’m a fighter, not a judge. So who knows? In the future I can avenge that loss.”

On a rematch: “My plan is to keep fighting, showing my work. Of course, I’d love to rematch Maia. But I accept whoever they put in front of me. Right now, I just want a victory over Agnieszka. In the future, I’d like to fight for the belt again.”

On preparing for a fight with Niedzwiedz: “I believe that before a fight we have to be ready for everything – both standing and on the mat. She moves very well on the feet and is a good grappler. I’m confident. Since my last fight, I am focused; I have a new outlook. I’m happy Invicta called me back. It’s going to be another victory for Brazil. We’ll put on a show for everyone.”

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