Jaqueline Amorim



McKenna up next
January 23, 2024
Amorim is scheduled to compete against Cory McKenna in a strawweight fight at the UFC's Vegas event on March 16, per Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca.
Now, Amorim has scheduled her third UFC fight. The 28-year-old began her UFC career with a decision loss to Sam Hughes but bounced back with a TKO win over Montserrat Ruiz.
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Cruises to first UFC victory
August 12, 2023
Amorim defeated Montserrat Ruiz via TKO (strikes) at 3:41 of Round 3 at UFC on ESPN 51 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Entering as a -245 favorite, this appeared to be a prime rebound spot for Amorim on the heels of her unanimous decision defeat to Sam Hughes in her company debut this past April and she took full advantage. Unlike the Hughes fight in which Amorim started quickly and faded, she kept up the pace here, simply overwhelming Ruiz from bell-to-bell. The Brazilian displayed solid wrestling and some vicious ground-and-pound. It's hard to get a read on Amorim's long-term potential given she has all of eight pro fights under her belt at age 28, but this was a nice effort.
Slated to face Ruiz
May 19, 2023
Amorim will take on Montserrat Ruiz in a strawweight bout at a UFC event on Aug. 12 in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports Friday.
Amorim is fresh off her UFC debut in early April, falling to Sam Hughes via unanimous decision. She'll look to get on the winning side of the octagon against an opponent who is 1-1 in UFC matches. Amorim checks in at three inches taller than Ruiz, with about six more inches of wingspan as well.
Fades following quick start
April 8, 2023
Amorim lost to Sam Hughes via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 287 on Saturday in Miami.
Making her UFC debut in her seventh professional fight, Amorim looked like a competitor that had never been out of the first round before. She dominated the opening five minutes, nearly choking Hughes out on multiple occasions, but once the clock hit Round 2, Amorim was finished. Her gas tank immediately evaporated, and she generated zero offense of her own over the course of the final ten minutes. The Brazilian is a wizard on the mat, but it's difficult to take any competitor with this lack of cardio seriously until she fixes the issue.
Ready for UFC debut
February 9, 2023
Amorim will take on Sam Hughes in a strawweight matchup at UFC 287 on April 8, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
Amorim signed a deal with UFC in September of 2022, and this bout will be her debut. She has a perfect 6-0 record as a professional fighter, highlighted by becoming the LFA strawweight champion immediately before signing with UFC. Hughes has a mediocre track record, but she did win two of her three matchups in 2022.
Inks deal with UFC
September 22, 2022
Amorim has signed with the UFC, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
The 27-year-old Brazilian prospect began her career as a decorated jiu-jitsu practitioner before making the move to MMA in 2020. Amorim has torn through every bit of competition she's faced since, starting her pro career with an undefeated 6-0 record, recording all six victories by first-round finish (five submissions, one TKO). She quickly ascended to become the LFA strawweight champion, with her most recent bout coming in September, when she submitted Ashley Nichols with an armbar with only 21 seconds remaining in the round. The UFC has yet to confirm the signing or set a date for her first fight.