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UFC signs Jaqueline Amorim, the undefeated LFA women’s strawweight champion

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Just after defending the title on MAF 142flyweight champion Jacqueline Amorim was picked by the UFC.

The undefeated 27-year-old Brazilian who won IBJJF, UAEJJF and CBJJ championships prior to her MMA career, signed with the UFC, according to her manager Brain Butler, of Sucker Punch Entertainment. She has not yet been booked for her debut release.

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Amorim (6-0) went on social media release a statement sharing your excitement about the news.

“It’s official!! I’m a UFC girl!!

“This is the start of a dream come true since I started BJJ when I was 6 years old and I watched MMA on TV with my dad, I knew I wanted to make it in my life and that day has finally arrived…

“Thanks to my management team and my coaches, you guys are amazing! We trusted the process and paid off.

“Thank you @ufc for the opportunity I can’t wait to fight under big fires!!”

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While training with American Top Team, Amorim made her first successful title defense when she promptly introduced Ashley Nichols (4-4) with an armbar in the first round on Friday at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

All six of the black belt’s professional victories in Jiu-Jitsu came in the first round. Prior to LFA 142, Amorim withdrew from Dana White’s Contender Series but has now been given a straight path to the UFC thanks to her recent win.

“Of course I want to be a champion one day,” Amorim said. MMA Junkie said in February. “I know that I have a lot of work. I’ve always got it into my head that I’m not going to just go into this sport and be like another fighter. I really want to be a champion one day. That’s what I’m working on right now.”

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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