Rising Star Larissa Pacheco Achieves Major Upset, Defeats Julia Budd in PFL 2 Main Event
On Thursday night, Larissa Pacheco proved that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the professional fighting world. The 26-year-old Brazilian scored a huge upset victory over former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Julia Budd in the main event of PFL 2.
From the start, Pacheco was aggressive, throwing punches and kicks and controlling the center of the cage. Although Budd landed some good shots of her own, Pacheco was clearly the stronger fighter. She secured takedowns in the first and second rounds, and her ground-and-pound was merciless. Budd had no answer for her opponent’s power and technique.
In the third round, Budd came out more aggressively, but it was too little, too late. Pacheco continued to dominate, ultimately earning a unanimous decision victory.
Background on Pacheco
Larissa Pacheco has been a rising star in MMA for years, with a professional record of 15-4 prior to Thursday’s fight. She made her UFC debut in 2014, when she was just 20 years old, but was released from the promotion after going 1-2. Since then, she has fought in a variety of promotions around the world, including Pancrase, Shooto Brazil, and Rizin.
What This Means for Pacheco’s Career
Thursday’s win over Budd is undoubtedly the biggest of Pacheco’s career so far. Not only did she defeat a former champion, but she did so in dominant fashion. This victory also earns her three points in the PFL featherweight standings, putting her in a good position to secure a playoff spot later this year.
Pacheco’s performance at PFL 2 is sure to draw the attention of other major promotions, including the UFC, which has a history of re-signing fighters it has released in the past. With this win, Pacheco has put herself in a great position to take her career to the next level.
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Summary: On Thursday, Larissa Pacheco scored a dominant victory over Julia Budd in the main event of PFL 2, earning three points in the featherweight standings and securing a good position for the playoffs later this year. This win is sure to draw the attention of major MMA promotions, including the UFC. #SPORT