UFC Bantamweight 8-0
February 13, 2018 Priscila Cachoeira News
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Cachoeira will undergo knee surgery Friday and is expecting to receive clearance to resume training in six months, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Cachoeira apparently suffered the knee injury just seconds into the fight, so there is more than inexperience to blame for the fact she took a severe beatdown at the hands of UFC veteran Valentina Shevchenko. Given the injury, however, it would be unfair to form an opinion of her career trajectory based on this performance alone. With the timeline provided, Cachoeira can resume training in roughly mid-August, and potentially book her next fight in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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Fantasy AnalysisCachoeira did not fare well in her UFC debut, losing via submission in Round 2 to Shevchenko in Belem, Brazil on Saturday. With Sunday's report, it appears that her especially poor performance is likely attributable to the fact that she was fighting through a severely-injured knee for a majority of the bout. Cachoeira will undergo surgery on her knee in the near future and should be considered out indefinitely as she recovers from the procedure.
Fantasy AnalysisCachoeira had virtually no offense in this fight. Per FightMetric, she was outlanded 230 to 3 on total strikes. This fight should have been stopped on multiple occasions, but the referee allowed the fight to continue. This was Cachoeira's UFC debut, and it did not look like she belonged in the same cage as Shevchenko.
Fantasy AnalysisCachoeira will make her promotional debut against a tough opponent in Shevchenko. After competing in TUF 26 and not being able to compete against Lauren Murphy in the Finale due to visa issue, "Pedrita" will finally enter the Octagon under the UFC banner. The Brazil native boasts an undefeated 8-0 record with four KO/TKOs.