PFL 2 Main Event: Larissa Pacheco Kicks off Winning Streak with Featherweight Victory Against Julia Budd
On Thursday night, MMA fans witnessed the second event of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) season, PFL 2, with featherweight fighters Larissa Pacheco and Julia Budd battling it out in the main event. Pacheco came out victorious, securing a unanimous decision victory against former Bellator champion Budd. The fight was intense, with both fighters showing their skills and determination inside the cage.
The Fight Breakdown
The first round of the fight saw both Pacheco and Budd feeling each other out, with neither fighter landing any significant strikes. However, in the second round, Pacheco started taking control of the fight, landing a few powerful strikes that rocked Budd. Despite this, Budd was able to weather the storm and make it to the final round.
The third round was where Pacheco really shone, continuing to land impressive strikes and taking Budd down to the ground multiple times. Budd showed great resilience by fighting off submission attempts and getting back to her feet, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.
The Importance of This Victory
For Pacheco, this win marks the start of a new winning streak, after suffering a loss in her previous fight in the PFL. With this fight being her featherweight debut, it’s clear that Pacheco is a force to be reckoned with in this division. This victory also puts her one step closer to securing a spot in the playoffs at the end of the season.
As for Budd, this loss marks her third in a row, following two previous losses in the Bellator promotion. Despite this, she showed great heart and determination inside the cage, and it will be interesting to see what her next move will be.
What’s Next for Pacheco?
After this impressive victory, Pacheco will move on to face Brazilian fighter and former Invicta FC featherweight champion, Pam Sorenson, in the next leg of the PFL’s featherweight season. This fight will take place on June 17th, and fans can look forward to another exciting battle between two top featherweight contenders.
A Recap of PFL 2
Aside from the main event between Pacheco and Budd, PFL 2 saw a number of other exciting fights, including Brendan Loughnane’s TKO victory over Sheymon Moraes, and Movlid Khaybulaev’s knockout victory against Lazar Stojadinovic.
Overall, PFL 2 delivered on its promise to provide fans with thrilling and high-level MMA action, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store.
Summary: Larissa Pacheco secured a unanimous decision victory against Julia Budd in the PFL 2 main event, marking the start of a new winning streak for Pacheco. Pacheco will now face Pam Sorenson in the next leg of the featherweight season. The event also saw other exciting fights, including Brendan Loughnane’s TKO victory over Sheymon Moraes and Movlid Khaybulaev’s knockout victory against Lazar Stojadinovic. #SPORT