Larissa Pacheco never anticipated a shot at a million dollars so early in her fighting profession.
Atlantic City, NJ– In her opening bout of the PFL 2019 season, Brazil’s Larissa Pacheco offered Olympic champion Kayla Harrison the most significant test of her profession. While she didn’t get the win that night, Pacheco definitely made an impression. At PFL 4 on July 11, she developed on that, earning a submission win over Canada’s Bobbi Jo Dalziel.
The very first round finish for the light-weight scored Pacheco 6 points and a spot in the league’s post-season. Speaking to press reporters consisting of Cageside Press after the fight, Pacheco stated that she was feeling “incredibly, very delighted” with her performance. “This victory is so essential for me, specifically because it was rather fast and I got my 6 points. I’m not injured, I feel excellent. I’m just extremely happy, that’s essentially the only thing I feel right now.”
“I’m so pleased to be representing Brazil. Bobbi Jo is super, super tough on the feet, I knew that entering,” she continued. “But I trained so tough to execute my game, and annul hers. So that I wouldn’t even give her any chance.”
Now, moving into the post season, Pacheco states that “I made my own difficulty to myself, I want Kayla again. I desire to run that back, undoubtedly because I lost. But at the moment, I’m just all set to go. Whoever they put in front of me, let’s do it.”
While the final playoff bracket wasn’t set at the time, Pacheco will have to wait a little to get her hands on Harrison. ‘Judo Kayla’ will face Genah Fabian in the semifinals. Pacheco instead will take on Sarah Kaufman. Either method, “I’m trying to complete as quick as possible, with the hands on the feet, or on the ground, I’m going to get it done,” she included.
The chance at a million dollars was never ever something she anticipated, she told Cageside Press at the Oceans Gambling establishment Resort post-fight. “No. I’m just 24 years of ages I have a lot time to grow. It’s that much closer right now, and it’s an unbelievable thing to feel, that I’m extremely, very near the million. And I’m still new, so we have lots of time to get better.”
The loan is a substantial motivator, of course. “The only thing I’m considering today is training extremely, super difficult to get to that million,” Pacheco stated. “I want to win this million, defend as long as I can, and retire with a great deal of loan.”
The playoff format, unexpected death, won’t change how the Brazilian techniques the fight. “Same preparation, strong, always training, acting and working hard continuously. After I lost to Kayla, as soon as I got back to Brazil, I got right back into the swing of things. No holiday, no time at all off, and I prepare to do the exact same thing here.”
For more from PFL 4 2019 winner Larissa Pacheco, watch the full post-fight press scrum above.
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