Priscila Cachoeira (born 19 August 1988) is a Brazilian female mixed martial arts fighter. She currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Priscila Cachoeira
Born (1988-08-19) August 19, 1988 (age 35)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesZombie 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
TeamParanà Vale Tudo (until 2020)[2]
Team Figueiredo (2021–present)[2]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By decision5
By submission4
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Personal life


Cachoeira had a troubled childhood growing up. She played volleyball for Fluminense, but was 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.[4] In her twenties 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.[5]

Cachoeira had a son born in 2013.[6] She was in a relationship with another woman until 2018, when they split up because her partner was spending all her money.[7] While recovering from her knee injury, Cachoeira's training was sponsored by Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama.[7]

In July 2021, news surfaced that Cachoeira's former girlfriend was granted a restraining order against Cachoeira after accusing her of three assaults.[8] Cachoeira denied the accusations and pressed charges against her ex-girlfriend for defamation in turn.[8]

Mixed martial arts career


Ultimate Fighting Championship


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.[9] Referee Mario Yamasaki was harshly criticized by UFC president Dana White[10] for not stopping the fight sooner.[11]

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.[7]

Cachoeira's second UFC fight came on 15 March 2019 against Molly McCann at UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal.[12] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

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.[14] Carolina went on to defeat Cachoeira by unanimous decision.

Cachoeira was expected to face Ariane Lipski at UFC on ESPN+ 22.[15] However, Cachoeira was removed from the card after testing positive for a banned substance that was collected on October 12, 2019 during an out-of-competition urine sample. In turn, Lipski was rescheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie against Veronica Macedo on December 21, 2019.[16] Cachoeira was suspended by USADA for four months for testing positive for (diuretic), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and its metabolites chlorothiazide and 4amino-6chloro-1,3-benzenedisulfonamide (ACB). She was eligible to fight again on February 12, 2020.[17]

Cachoeira faced Shana Dobson on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168.[18] She won the fight via knockout in the first round.[19] The win also recorded the fastest finish in UFC Women's Flyweight history.[20] This win earned her a Performance of the Night award.[21]

Cachoeira was expected to face Cortney Casey on October 31, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 181.[22] However the bout was called off the day of the weigh-ins as Cachoeira had issues cutting weight.[23]

Cachoeira faced Gina Mazany on May 15, 2021 at UFC 262.[24] She won the bout via TKO at the end of the second round.[25]

Cachoeira faced Gillian Robertson on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[26] At the weigh-ins, Cachoeira weighed in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight with Cachoeira fined 30% of her purse, which went to her opponent Robertson.[27] Robertson won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[28] Cachoeira faced much criticism and backlash from fans and media after she gouged Robertson's eyes in an attempt to escape a rear-naked choke.[29]

Cachoeira faced Ji Yeon Kim on February 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 202.[30] She won the bout via controversial[31][32][33] unanimous decision.[34] 14 out 15 media scored Kim as the winner of the fight.[35] Along with Kim, Cachoeira was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus award.[36]

Cachoeira was scheduled to faced Ariane Lipski on August 6, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 40.[37] At the weigh-ins, Lipski weighed in at 128.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. The bout is expected to proceed at catchweight with Lipski fined 20% of her purse, which will go to Cachoeira,[38] but they were rescheduled to UFC on ESPN 41 in a bantamweight bout after Lipski was not medically cleared.[39] Cachoeira won the fight via technical knockout.[40]

Cachoeira was scheduled to face Sijara Eubanks on January 14, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 217.[41] However, Eubanks withdrew from the bout on the day of the weigh-ins due to complications related to her weight cut.[42]

Cachoeira was scheduled to face Karine Silva on April 22, 2023 at UFC Fight Night 222.[43] At the weigh-ins, Cachoeira weighed in at 130 pounds, four pounds over the women's flyweight non-title fight limit with the bout in turn being scrapped.[44][45]

Cachoeira was scheduled to face Joanne Wood at UFC 291 on July 29, 2023.[46] However, Wood pulled out in mid-July due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Miranda Maverick.[47] She lost via an armbar submission in the third round.[48]

Cachoeira faced Jasmine Jasudavicius on January 20, 2024, at UFC 297.[49] She lost by submission in the third round.[50]

Championships and achievements


Mixed martial arts


Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 12 wins 6 losses
By knockout 7 0
By submission 0 4
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–6 Jasmine Jasudavicius Submission (anaconda choke) UFC 297 January 20, 2024 3 4:21 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bantamweight bout.
Loss 12–5 Miranda Maverick Submission (armbar) UFC 291 July 29, 2023 3 2:11 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 12–4 Ariane Lipski TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Cruz August 13, 2022 1 1:05 San Diego, California, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 11–4 Kim Ji-yeon Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green February 26, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 10–4 Gillian Robertson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 269 December 11, 2021 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (129 lb) bout; Cachoeira missed weight.
Win 10–3 Gina Mazany TKO (punches) UFC 262 May 15, 2021 2 4:51 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 9–3 Shana Dobson KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker February 23, 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 16, 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 lb) 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 lb) 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 lb) bout.



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