Jaqueline Amorim brought quite the grappling resume into her journey down the road of professional MMA fighter
and in the LFA 142 main event, it was once again on display.
The LFA women’s strawweight champion, Amorim (6-0) successfully defended her title for the first time when she methodically took down
controlled, mounted, and armbarred opponent Ashley Nichols (4-4) for the quick submission. The stoppage came at 4:39 of Round 1.
LFA 142 took place Friday at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. and streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Amorim, 27, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts with IBJJF, UAEJJF, and CBJJ championships to her name.
Since her transition to MMA in late 2020, she made the jump to train at American Top Team in Coconut Creek
with the particular intent of rounding out her game.
In the early minutes of the opening round, Amorim showed her striking improvements.
She picked apart Nichols, a kickboxing-based fighter, before a well-timed shot took the fight to the canvas.