Jady Menezes

Former GLORY Champ Jady Menezes Set for UAE Warriors Debut on Mar. 3

Former GLORY Kickboxing champion Jady Menezes is set to make a return to MMA. Menezes, who hails from Brazil, has been confirmed to compete this coming Sunday, Mar. 3, at the UAE Warriors 48 event.

This will be the first UAE Warriors first international event outside its home base, choosing the locale of Santa Catarina, Brazil, for this occasion.

Menezes has a 3-1 record in MMA, having won most of her bouts by way of knockout. In 2018, she grabbed the GLORY world title when she defeated Anissa Meksen. In her most recent bout, she is coming off of a knockout win against Chommanee Sor Taehiran by way of body strike.


Menezes is set to face off against the formidable Argentine fighter Gisela Luna, who enters the bout with an impressive undefeated record of 5-0. Both athletes are scheduled to compete in the flyweight division, with Luna bringing a foundation in kickboxing, mirroring Menezes’s striking background.

Brazil has been a fertile ground for UAE Warriors, producing top fighters such as Bruno Azeredo and the UFC’s latest acquisition, Vinicius ‘Lok Dog’ Oliveira, both of whom have clinched titles under the UAE Warriors banner. The UAE Warriors 48 event promises to be a showcase of emerging talent from Brazil and South America.

The event will be available for worldwide streaming on UFC Fight Pass, offering fans across the globe front-row access to the action.

UAE Warriors 48 Fight Card

Main Event

Featherweight Bout

Rafael Silva (Brazil, 31-7) vs. Vicente Vargas (Peru, 20-6)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight – Already Announced

Marcio Breno (Brazil, 21-7) vs. Carlos Leal (Brazil, 19-5)


Lucas Pereira (Brazil, 8-2) vs. Leandro Martin Aranguren (Uruguay, 4-1)


Gian Siqueira (Brazil, 19-5) vs. Cristian Dominguez (Argentina, 11-6)

Catchweight 160 lbs

Vinicius Cenci (Brazil, 7-2) vs. Yabna N’Tchalá (Guinea-Bissau/Brazil, 10-1-1)

Catchweight 160 lb

Wilian Poles (Brazil, 5-1-1) vs. Eduardo Garagorri (Uruguay, 14-3)


Jady Menezes (Brazil, 3-1) vs. Gisela Luna (Argentina, 5-0)


Marcos Novais (Brazil, 8-1) vs. Lucas Miletich (Argentina, 7-1)