Priscilla Cachoeira suffered a knee injury in their defeat against Valentina Shevchenko

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The brutal defeat Priscilla Cachoeira suffered at the hands of Valentina Shevchenko at UFC Fight Night 125 was already pretty hard by itself, but the situation was even worse than was thought as “Pedrita” suffered a hard knee injury during the fight: “Tore her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in the beginning of the first round, the first time you exchanged, and everything was downhill from that moment. We were not able to do anything”, said the manager of Cachoeira, Tiago Okamura, to MMA Fighting. The peleadora will require surgery and could not go back to fight this year.

We didn’t know how serious was the injury. I think that we would have stopped the fight if we had known, we think that he could fight the three rounds,” explained trainer Cachoeira, Giliard Parana, to MMA Fighting. Although the referee in charge Mario Yamasaki was severely criticized for not stopping the encounter, the corner of the brazilian was also questioned for not throwing in the towel even when the peleadora told them that he had problems in his knee. “He told Me that he had injured his knee and told him to be quiet, I tried not to think on that, but had no idea how serious it was”.

Pedrita is not afraid of anything, never considered surrender. The world still has not seen a fight to the true Pedrita,” continued the coach Cachoeira to close. The peleadora not yet have a date for your surgery, but according to his manager, the doctors gave an estimate of six to eight months until you can get back to training. “Saw a girl injured to fight with the best peleadora pound-for-pound in the world. You may lose even when you are healthy but the fight would be more even”.

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