Larissa Pacheco has been crowned the WMMA Rankings Fighter of the Week for her sensational 45-second knockout victory over Amber Leibrock at PFL 5 on Friday. This remarkable performance solidified Pacheco’s status as one of the premier featherweights in the world.
Last week, Amanda Nunes claimed the Fighter of the Week accolade for her dominant unanimous decision win over Irene Aldana at UFC 289. Nunes’ victory was accompanied by the historic announcement of her retirement from MMA.
Pacheco’s triumph at PFL 5 added another extraordinary highlight to her already impressive resume. Renowned for her knockout power, Pacheco has amassed an impressive collection of finishes throughout her career. However, her distinction extends beyond her devastating striking ability.
The Brazilian fighter has exhibited exceptional growth and improvement with each bout. Last year, she avenged two previous losses to Kayla Harrison, ultimately defeating her to become the 2022 PFL lightweight champion. This year, Pacheco transitioned to the featherweight division and has successfully advanced to the playoffs, securing a spot in the final four contenders for this year’s championship.
Pacheco’s combination of skills, knockout power, and rapid development position her as a formidable force in the featherweight division and a strong contender for the title of the world’s best featherweight fighter.
Congratulations to Larissa Pacheco on earning the well-deserved honor of WMMA Rankings Fighter of the Week for her exceptional performance at PFL 5. We eagerly anticipate witnessing her continued success and achievements as she ascends in the featherweight ranks.