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Vanessa Melo won five straight after giving birth to Aysha, earning a contract with the UFC. | Julio Bonfim, Future MMA
The year was 2017, and Vanessa Melo found out she was pregnant.
Melo, then 29, had just lost her first international bout, a fight in Finland against Suvi Salmimies. She was 5-5 as a professional MMA fighter. Her inner circle thought it was time to give up her MMA dream...