Priscila Cachoeira


Turns lights out in Auckland
February 22, 2020
Cachoeira defeated Shana Dobson via KO (punch) at 0:40 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 168 in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.
Cachoeira came out hard looking to throw shots, and it wasn't long before an uppercut found its mark on the chin of her opponent. As someone who isn't very athletic or adept at wrestling, Cachoeira will likely struggle to gain traction at the higher levels of the sport, but her toughness and power will always make her fun to watch. It can also earn her the occasional $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, which was the case tonight. She improves to 9-3 in professional MMA as a result of the win, picking up her first UFC victory in four attempts.
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Added to Auckland card
January 24, 2020
Cachoeira (suspension) will face Shana Dobson at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22, reports.
Cachoeira failed a drug test back in October, but her four-month suspension will expire two days before her fight in New Zealand. She'll be looking to rebound from three straight losses, while Dobson will look to come back from two straight defeats. Dobson had originally been scheduled to face Rachael Ostovich, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons Friday.
Accepts four-month suspension
December 18, 2019
Cachoeira accepted a four-month suspension by the USADA on Wednesday, reports.
Cachoeira tested positive for a banned diuretic in October, and she will be sidelined for four months on a reduced suspension as a result of the circumstances surrounding the use of the substance. The suspension is retroactive to the date of the positive test, so she will be eligible to return to fighting on Feb. 20.
Fails drug test
November 6, 2019
Cachoeira will not fight at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16 after testing positive for a banned diuretic, reports.
Cachoeira said that her mother, a nurse, gave her some of her own medication when she was feeling ill with high blood pressure, not knowing that it was on the banned list due to its alternate use as a masking agent. The USADA may not care, though, as Cachoeira is hardly the first athlete to come up with a seemingly sympathetic story following a failed test. Cachoeira's scheduled opponent for the Sao Paulo event, Ariane Lipski, will now need to find a new opponent if she's to remain on the card.
Seeking first UFC win in Sao Paulo
August 1, 2019
Cachoeira has been booked to take on Ariane Lipski in a flyweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 21 on Nov. 16 in Sao Paulo, Nolan King of reports.
Cachoeira's MMA career has taken a sharp downward turn after she started off 8-0. After a loss via unanimous decision back in May to Luana Carolina at UFC 237, she has now dropped each of her first three fights under the UFC banner, and her time with the promotion is certainly in flux. Now, something will have to give come November, as her opponent, Lipski, is also winless since signing with the UFC.
Remains winless in UFC career
May 11, 2019
Cachoeira lost to Luana Carolina via unanimous decision (26-30, 26-30, 27-29) at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was a third straight dreadful effort from Cachoeira. She has now proven on multiple occasions that she isn't a UFC-caliber fighter and Saturday was no different. Cachoeira displays shockingly poor defense and a distinct inability to get anything going offensively. Her pure toughness it the only reason this fight saw the final bell. It's going to be difficult for the UFC to run Cachoeira out there again after this performance.