Brazilian Prospect Larissa Pacheco Signs to UFC; Replaces Latourneau


The #15 Unified ranked fighter is now with the UFC.

Larissa Pacheco (10-0) signed to the promotion this past weekend, and will replace an injured Valerie Latourneau September 13 at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil. She will fight against fellow Brazilian Jessica Andrade (11-3).

Pacheco was one of the few top prospects not signed to the UFC and a person many WMMA fans wanted to see in the UFC. The current Jungle Fights 135 champion, she had yet to taste defeat and has finished all her opponents.

With the signing, the current top 15 fighters in the 135 division are now under the UFC banner with the exception on Tonya Evinger (#11).

The fight will air on UFC Fight Pass September 13.

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