Larissa Pacheco Will Be ‘Surprised’ if PFL Playoff Fight Lasts Longer than One Minute
- Posted by uber on Aug 14, 2023
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2022 Professional Fighters League women’s lightweight champion Larissa Pacheco is confident she’ll rule over the 145-pound division this year.
Pacheco (21-4, 10-2 PFL) is only two victories away from becoming the first PFL contestant to win championships in two different weight classes. The Brazilian shocked the world when she defeated longtime rival Kayla Harrison in their third clash at the 2022 PFL championships in November. Now, Pacheco is again scheduled to meet a familiar face in Olena Kolesnyk, whom Pacheco has already defeated on two previous occasions. Their encounter ended with a first-round knockout victory for Pacheco in 2021, followed by a technical knockout win in the first frame of their 2022 clash. Ahead of her upcoming assignment on Aug. 18, Pacheco told Sherdog she wasn’t overly concerned about Kolesnyk for the third time, as rematches are a regular occurrence in the PFL format. She also mentioned that she's constantly evolving as a fighter and was well-prepared for