UFC Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira Cleared To Resume Career
Rodolfo Vieira will still continue his UFC career after his latest health scare.
Vieira, one of the most promising contenders in the middleweight division, had brain tests that detected an anomaly.
He shared on social media on Tuesday that it was the “toughest day” of his life. He was at AdventHealth Orlando, Florida for a cerebral angiography.
“After months of wait I just did the cerebral angiography I needed and everything went fine,” Vieira wrote. “I’m just waiting in my room for the doctor to come tell me what I really have and if I’ll be able to continue fighting MMA. This is without a doubt the toughest day of my life.
“Whatever it is, I trust God and I know He will do what’s best for my life, as He’s always done.”
According to those close to Vieira, he is willing to continue his career.
The 32-year-old fighter earned eight victories in his MMA career, and seven of them were via submissions. He suffered defeat only once, against Anthony Hernandez.
His latest appearance was at a UFC Fight Night event in July where he earned a late third round submission rear-naked choke victory against Dustin Stoltzfus (13-4-0).
Vieira is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Julio Cesar Pereira. He won lots of gold medals at ADCC, World, Europe, Pan America Championship, and a World Cup. In Jiu-Jitsu, he participated in 92, 94, 100 KG, and absolute weight categories.