Larissa Pacheco

Larissa Moreira Pacheco (born September 7, 1994) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the PFL. Since 2020, Pacheco was ranked within the top 10 of the Women's Featherweight+ rankings by Fight Matrix, having been ranked as high as #7 from January to July 2020. She is currently ranked #3.[2]

Larissa Pacheco
BornLarissa Moreira Pacheco
(1994-09-07) September 7, 1994 (age 28)
Belém, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2019–present)
Featherweight (2012, 2018)
Bantamweight (2012–2015)
Reach69.0 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBelem, Para, Brazil
TeamBulldog/Formiga Team
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins18
By knockout9
By submission8
By decision1
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Websitehttp://www.larissapacheco.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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 .[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

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.[4] She lost the fight via submission in the first round.[5]

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.[6]

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.[3]

After this loss, she was released from the UFC.

Watch Out Combat ShowEdit

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.[3]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In August 2017, it was announced that Pacheco was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV series.[7][8]

Chiasson was the sixth pick of the featherweight fighters by coach Robert Whittaker. [9] In the quarter-finals, she faced Macy Chiasson.[10] She lost the fight via a technical knockout in round one.[11]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

2019 seasonEdit

Pacheco made her PFL debut against Kayla Harrison on May 9, 2019 at PFL 1.[12] Pacheco lost the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Pacheco next faced Bobbi Jo Dalziel at PFL 4 on July 11, 2019. She won the bout via first round armbar.[14]

Making it to the semifinals, Pacheco faced UFC vet Sarah Kaufman at PFL 7 on October 11, 2019. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

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.[16]

2021 seasonEdit

Pacheco made her return to PFL against Julija Pajić at PFL 3 on May 6, 2021.[17] She won the bout via TKO less than a minute into the bout after dropping Pajić in the first exchange.[18]

Pacheco faced Olena Kolesnyk on June 25, 2021 at PFL 6.[19] She won the bout via knockout in the first round.[20][21]

Pacheco was scheduled to face Taylor Guardado in the Semifinals off the Women's Lightweight tournament on August 19, 2021 at PFL 8.[22] At weigh-ins, she came in 2 pounds over the limit and was therefore removed from the tournament.[23]

2022 seasonEdit

Pacheco faced Zamzagul Fayzallanova on May 6, 2022 at PFL 3.[24] She won the bout via TKO stoppage in the first round.[25]

Pacheco faced Genah Fabian on July 1, 2022 at PFL 6.[26] She won the bout via TKO stoppage in the first round.[27]

Pacheco faced Olena Kolesnyk in the Semifinals off the Women's Lightweight tournament on August 20, 2022 at PFL 9.[28] She won the bout via first round TKO stoppage.[29]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Jungle Fight
    • Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)[3]
      • One successful defense
  • Watch Out Combat Show
    • WOCS Featherweight Championship (One time)[3]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 18 wins 4 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 8 1
By decision 1 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–4 Olena Kolesnyk TKO (punches) PFL 9 August 20, 2022 1 2:09 London, England 2022 PFL Women's Lightweight Semifinals.
Win 17–4 Genah Fabian TKO (punches) PFL 6 July 1, 2022 1 2:39 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 16–4 Zamzagul Fayzallanova TKO (punches) PFL 3 May 6, 2022 1 1:25 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 15–4 Olena Kolesnyk KO (punch) PFL 6 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 May 6, 2021 1 0:51 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 13–4 Kayla Harrison Decision (unanimous) PFL 10 December 31, 2019 5 5:00 New York City, New York, United States 2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Championship bout.
Win 13–3 Sarah Kaufman Decision (unanimous) PFL 7 October 11, 2019 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Semifinal bout.
Win 12–3 Bobbi Jo Dalziel Submission (armbar) PFL 4 July 11, 2019 1 2:31 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11–3 Kayla Harrison Decision (unanimous) PFL 1 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.

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Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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