Larissa Pacheco (born September 7, 1994) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the PFL. She won the 2022 PFL Women's Lightweight Championship and 2023 PFL Women's Featherweight Championship. As of October 2023, she is ranked #2 in the women's featherweight rankings by Fight Matrix.
|Born||September 7, 1994|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb)|
Featherweight (2012, 2018, 2023–present)
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Belem, Para, Brazil|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career edit
Early career edit
At the age of 15, Larissa found her love of martial arts when she began Muay Thai. Larissa began training on a daily basis, and a year later, she had her first amateur fight. Fighting 3 more times in 2012, in 2013, she fought 5 times, with Larissa entering Jungle Fight, and winning the Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship against Irene Aldana at Jungle Fight 63 .
Ultimate Fighting Championship edit
Pacheco made her UFC debut as an injury replacement for Valérie Létourneau, against Jéssica Andrade on September 13, 2014, at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski. She lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Pacheco next faced future UFC Women's Featherweight Championship Germaine de Randamie at UFC 185 on March 14, 2015. She lost the fight via TKO in the second round, not before breaking her arm from a side kick from Germaine.
After suffering the broken arm, Larissa had to undergo a long recovery from the long-term damage and had to undergo 2 surgeries. She spent the next 3 years rehabilitating her arm, relocating to Rio de Janeiro where she taught Jiu Jitsu whilst planning her return to the MMA. During this time, Larissa was involved with Erica Paes social project that taught women self-defence and starred in popular Brazilian TV show A Força do Querer opposite famous actress Paolla Oliveira.
After this loss, she was released from the UFC.
Watch Out Combat Show edit
In 2018, Larissa was finally cleared to compete again, moving up to the Featherweight division and faced Karol Rosa at WOCS 49 in her first fight in 3 years. She won the bout in the second round via guillotine choke after having dominated the entire bout to become the first WOCS Female Featherweight champion.
The Ultimate Fighter edit
Chiasson was the sixth pick of the featherweight fighters by coach Robert Whittaker.  In the quarter-finals, she faced Macy Chiasson. She lost the fight via a technical knockout in round one.
Professional Fighters League edit
2019 season edit
Pacheco rematched with Kayla Harrison in the Women's Lightweight final at PFL 10 on December 31, 2019. After being dominating every round by Kayla's superior grappling, Pacheco lost the fight by unanimous decision.
2021 season edit
Pacheco was scheduled to face Taylor Guardado in the Semifinals off the Women's Lightweight tournament on August 19, 2021 at PFL 8. At weigh-ins, she came in 2 pounds over the limit and was therefore removed from the tournament.
2022 season edit
2023 season edit
In the semi-finals, Pacheco faced Olena Kolesnyk for the third time on August 18, 2023 at PFL 8. At weigh-ins, Kolesnyk weighed in at 147.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds over the Featherweight limit. She was fined 20 percent of her purse, which went to Pacheco, and she started the bout with a one point subtraction. Pacheco won the fight via TKO in the first few seconds of the first round.
Championships and accomplishments edit
- Professional Fighters League
- Jungle Fight
- Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)
- One successful defense
- Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)
- Watch Out Combat Show
- WOCS Featherweight Championship (One time)
- Cageside Press
Mixed martial arts record edit
|27 matches||23 wins||4 losses|
|Win||23–4||Marina Mokhnatkina||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 10 (2023)||November 24, 2023||5||5:00||Washington, D.C., United States||Won the 2023 PFL Women's Featherweight Tournament.|
|Win||22–4||Olena Kolesnyk||TKO (punches)||PFL 8 (2023)||August 18, 2023||1||0:14||New York City, New York, United States||2023 PFL Women's Featherweight Tournament Semifinal. Kolesnyk missed weight (147.8 lbs).|
|Win||21–4||Amber Leibrock||TKO (punches)||PFL 5 (2023)||June 16, 2023||1||0:45||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||20–4||Julia Budd||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 2 (2023)||April 7, 2023||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Featherweight.|
|Win||19–4||Kayla Harrison||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 10 (2022)||November 25, 2022||5||5:00||New York City, New York, United States||Won the 2022 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament.|
|Win||18–4||Olena Kolesnyk||TKO (punches)||PFL 9 (2022)||August 20, 2022||1||2:09||London, England||2022 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament Semifinals.|
|Win||17–4||Genah Fabian||TKO (punches)||PFL 6 (2022)||July 1, 2022||1||2:39||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||16–4||Zamzagul Fayzallanova||TKO (punches)||PFL 3 (2022)||May 6, 2022||1||1:25||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||15–4||Olena Kolesnyk||KO (punch)||PFL 6 (2021)||June 25, 2021||1||4:48||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Catchweight (157.6 lb) bout; Kolesnyk missed weight.|
|Win||14–4||Julija Pajic||TKO (punches)||PFL 3 (2021)||May 6, 2021||1||0:51||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Kayla Harrison||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 10 (2019)||December 31, 2019||5||5:00||New York City, New York, United States||2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||13–3||Sarah Kaufman||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 7 (2019)||October 11, 2019||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||12–3||Bobbi Jo Dalziel||Submission (armbar)||PFL 4 (2019)||July 11, 2019||1||2:31||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Kayla Harrison||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 1 (2019)||May 9, 2019||3||5:00||Uniondale, New York, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||11–2||Karol Rosa||Submission (guillotine choke)||Watch Out Combat Show 49||March 24, 2018||2||2:59||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Won the vacant WOCS Featherweight Championship. Featherweight bout.|
|Loss||10–2||Germaine de Randamie||TKO (punches)||UFC 185||March 14, 2015||2||2:02||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||10–1||Jéssica Andrade||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski||September 13, 2014||1||4:33||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||10–0||Lizianne Silveira||Submission (triangle choke)||Jungle Fight 68||April 5, 2014||3||2:25||São Paulo, Brazil||Defended Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||9–0||Irene Aldana||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 63||December 21, 2013||3||1:50||Belém, Brazil||Won the vacant Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||8–0||Dinha Wollstaein||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 59||October 12, 2013||1||0:36||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Monique Bastos||Submission (keylock)||Extreme Kombat 7||August 17, 2013||1||2:58||Jacundá, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Marcia Silva||Submission (guillotine choke)||Gladiador Fight 3||May 24, 2013||2||1:50||Augusto Corrêa, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Edileusa Correa||Submission (triangle choke)||Marituba Total Combat 1||March 8, 2013||2||2:00||Marituba, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Thais Santana||TKO (retirement)||Ultimate Fight Imperatriz 3||August 18, 2012||1||2:00||Imperatriz, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Laura Goncalves Pacheco||Submission (anaconda choke)||Adrenalina Fight||August 18, 2012||1||1:30||Ananindeua, Brazil||Catchweight (130 lb) bout.|
|Win||2–0||Alenice Correa Costa||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Fight Tracuateua||August 6, 2012||1||1:27||Tracuateua, Brazil||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||1–0||Raquel Pitbull||Submission (armbar)||Marituba Fight||April 13, 2012||1||1:30||Marituba, Brazil||Bantamweight debut.|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record edit
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Macy Chiasson||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters||October 24, 2018 (airdate)||1||3:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter 28 Women`s Featherweight quarter-final round.|
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