Lara Procopio


Switching to flyweight
February 29, 2020
Procopio will face Cortney Casey in a flyweight match at UFC San Diego on May 16, reports.
Procopio fought as a bantamweight in her UFC debut, falling to Karoline Rosa back in August. Casey is also switching weight classes after fighting as a strawweight since joining the UFC back in 2015. She's stumbled to a 4-6 record with the promotion.
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Drops UFC debut
August 31, 2019
Procopio lost to Karoline Rosa via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
Procopio's first professional loss comes in her UFC debut. She looked halfway decent in her first bout with the company, but the 23-year-old Brazilian failed on all five of her takedown attempts despite holding her own on the feet. Procopio is young enough to expect some improvement moving forward, but there didn't appear to be a whole heck of a lot to get excited about here.
Shooto champ schedules UFC debut
July 17, 2019
Procopio will make her UFC debut against Karoline Rosa in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Shenzhen on Aug. 31, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Procopio will carry a perfect 6-0 record into the UFC after earning both the flyweight and bantamweight titles while fighting for Shooto Brazil. She hasn't fought since August of 2018 when she took the Shooto flyweight belt against Sidy Rocha via unanimous decision. Still only 23 years old, Procopio has one knockout, two submissions and three decision victories on her professional record.