SAN DIEGO, Calif. — When she defeated Ariane Lipski via TKO on Saturday night, UFC bantamweight Priscila Cachoeira used only It took a little over a minute to make an important statement.
“It doesn’t get any better than that. That’s my style, that’s what I like to do. I mean I like to strike. Of course, always train on the ground to get better because that’s MMA. I just want to know how many seconds it actually is,” Cachoeira told the Cageside Press and other media through an interpreter during her post-match practice.
The sixth-fastest finish in UFC women’s bantamweight mixed martial arts history is also a highlight for Cachoela.
“Always so happy and always so thankful to God for everything that God has given me. Knowing the pain and everything I’ve been through. How many times have I heard that people miss me, my son misses me. That’s the sacrifice. It’s the result of our work … I’m just reaping what I’ve sown,” she said.
“Only he knows how many times I cried, ask him to give me strength. So to all spiritual people, you understand this.”
After the game, Cachoela was seen talking to Lipsky. Bantamweight said she was encouraging her opponent not to give up, she was her fan.
“What I told her was never give up and come back strong. I’m your fan. I’m your muay thai fan. Because I’m going to fight you, I have to train my muay thai to be good in this fight Better. I’m your fan, don’t give up because you’re a great fighter,” she said.
“I’ve worked really hard to train your style because I’m a fan of your Muay Thai work, so come back strong.”
Watch the entire postgame media brawl with Priscila Cachoeira above.