LAS VEGAS – After a three-fight losing streak, Priscila Cachoeira’s spot on the squad was in peril.
In her professional career, the Brazilian started 8-0 until being replaced in 2018 by Valentina Shevchenko. After that, she suffered defeats at the hands of Molly McCann and Luana Carolina.
She beat Shana Dobson in 40 seconds for a bonus in February 2020. In May 2021, she beat Gina Mazany twice after a weight loss glitch that year.
After losing to Gillian Robertson, Cachoeira beat Ji Yeon Kim in February to prove that she deserved to be on the UFC roster.
Ariane Lipski (14-7 MMA, 3-4 UFC) will meet Cachoeira (11-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) on Saturday in Las Vegas at UFC on ESPN 40. The card will be shown on ESPN and ESPN+.