Priscila Cachoeira

Priscila Cachoeira (born 19 August 1988) is a Brazilian female Mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Priscila Cachoeira
BornPriscila Cachoeira
(1988-08-19) August 19, 1988 (age 31)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesPedrita
Zombie Girl
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamParana Vale Tudo
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By decision4
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Personal lifeEdit

Cachoeira had a troubled childhood growing up. She played volleyball for Fluminense, but was stabbed in the back and removed from the team. In her youth Cachoeira's father refused to admit that she was his daughter, her brother-in-law sexually molested her, and she discovered that her boyfriend was cheating on her.[2] In her 20s Cachoeira became addicted to crack cocaine, and would spend many years of her life as an addict before her mother finally managed to help her leave her addiction and turn to mixed martial arts.[3]

Cachoeira has a son born in 2013.[4] She was in a relationship with another woman until 2018, when they split up because her partner was spending all her money.[5] While recovering from her knee injury, Cachoeira's training was sponsored by Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama.[5]


Cachoeira made her UFC debut on 3 February 2018 at UFC Fight Night 125 against Valentina Shevchenko. She lost the fight via rear-naked choke in the second round as Shevchenko thoroughly dominated Cachoeira, outstriking her 230-3.[6] Referee Mario Yamasaki was harshly criticized by UFC president Dana White[7] for not stopping the fight sooner.[8]

Cachoeira suffered a knee injury in the fight with Shevchenko which required surgery, and kept her out of the sport for more than a year.[5]

Cachoeira's second UFC fight came on 15 March 2019 against Molly McCann at UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal.[9] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

A flyweight bout between Luana Carolina and Yanan Wu was scheduled for UFC 237. However it was reported on 22 April 2019 that Wu had pulled out of the event due to injury and she was replaced by Cachoeira.[11] Carolina went on to defeat Cachoeira by unanimous decision.

On 1 August 2019 it was announced that Cachoeira would fight Ariane Lipski at UFC on ESPN+ 22.[12] However, due to Cachoeira tested positive for a diuretic and she was forced to pull out from the event. Thus her bout with Lipski was cancalled in the event and Lipski was instead scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie against Veronica Macedo on December 21, 2019.[13] Cachoeira was suspended by USADA for four month for testing positive for (diuretic), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and its metabolites chlorothiazide and 4amino-6chloro-1,3-benzenedisulfonamide (ACB), after an out-of-competition urine sample that was collected on October 12, 2019. Will be eligible to fight again on February 12, 2020. [14]

Cachoeira faced Shana Dobson at UFC Fight Night 168, replacing Rachael Ostovich on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168.[15] She won the fight via knockout in the first round.[16] The win also recorded the fastest finish in UFC Women's Flyweight history.[17] This win earned her a Performance of the Night award.[18]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 9 wins 3 losses
By knockout 5 0
By submission 0 1
By decision 4 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–3 Shana Dobson KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker 23 February 2020 1 0:40 Auckland, New Zealand Performance of the Night.
Loss 8–3 Luana Carolina Decision (unanimous) UFC 237 May 11, 2019 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 8–2 Molly McCann Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal March 2, 2019 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 8–1 Valentina Shevchenko Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders February 3, 2018 2 4:25 Belém, Brazil
Win 8–0 Rosy Duarte TKO (punches) Hipnose Fight Night 3 September 7, 2017 2 4:54 Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Win 7–0 Marta Souza Decision (majority) Curitiba Top Fight 11: Girls' Night July 1, 2017 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil Flyweight debut.
Win 6–0 Karoline Martins Moreira TKO (Punches) CUFA Fight Festival 5 May 25, 2017 1 0:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (130 lbs) bout.
Win 5–0 Laisa Coimbra KO (Punches) Curitiba Top Fight 10 February 24, 2017 1 1:09 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Alexandra de Cássia KO (punches) CUFA Fight Festival 4 December 16, 2016 2 2:50 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Bantamweight debut.
Win 3–0 Amanda Torres Sardinha Decision (unanimous) XForce MMA 4 September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Macaé, Brazil Catchweight (121 lbs) bout.
Win 2–0 Paula Baack Decision (unanimous) Hipnose Fight Night 2 August 13, 2016 3 5:00 Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Win 1–0 Cleudilene Costa Decision (unanimous) Your Chance 1 June 11, 2016 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (121 lbs) bout.



  1. ^ "Priscila Cachoeira - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Priscila Cachoeira details crack addiction and sexual abuse which led to her upcoming UFC debut". MMA Rankings. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (26 December 2017). "Priscila Cachoeira overcame crack addiction, sexual abuse in improbable journey to the UFC". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. ^ Dundas, Chad (1 February 2018). "She Thought She Might Die from a Crack Addiction, Now She's Making Her UFC Debut". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Cruz, Guilherme (15 March 2019). "Injured knee, no money, lessons learned: Priscila Cachoeira reflects on year after Valentina Shevchenko loss". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 125 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko's domination among night's winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  7. ^ "Dana White: Mario Yamasaki should 'never set foot in octagon again' after Shevchenko-Cachoeira". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  8. ^ "The question of the night at UFC Belem: What was Mario Yamasaki thinking?". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  9. ^ "Molly McCann Faces Priscila Cachoeira At UFC London". 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  10. ^ "UFC London results: Molly McCann brawls her way past Priscila Cachoeira". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  11. ^ Raphael Marinho. "Chinese hurt, and Luana Dread faces Priscila Pedrita at UFC Rio 10". Sportv. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  12. ^ "Priscila Pedrita ganha nova chance e enfrenta Ariane Lipski no UFC São Paulo". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  13. ^ Redactie. "Veronica Macedo relocated from UFC Busan to UFC São Paulo a month earlier". mmadna. Retrieved 2019-11-07.(in Dutch)
  14. ^ Staff (2019-12-18). "UFC: Priscila Cachoeira Accepts Four Month Sanction Following USADA Violation". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  15. ^ "Rachael Ostovich out, Shana Dobson now meets Priscila Cachoeira at UFC on ESPN+ 26 in Auckland". MMA Junkie. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  16. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-02-22). "UFC Auckland Results: Priscila Cachoeira Lands Uppercut to KO Shana Dobson". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  17. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2020-02-22). "UFC Auckland video: Priscila Cachoeira gets first UFC win in style with massive KO". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  18. ^ a b Newswire, MMA Fighting (2020-02-22). "UFC Auckland bonuses: Dan Hooker, Paul Felder take home 'Fight of the Night' following five round slugfest". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  19. ^ "Priscila Cachoeira MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-15.

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