UFC signs undefeated LFA strawweight champion Jaqueline Amorim


Jaqueline Amorim is the newest addition to the UFC strawweight division, the fighter announced on social media. The UFC has yet to announce a date and opponent for Amorim’s octagon debut.

The 27-year-old Brazilian joins the promotion less than a week after defending the LFA strawweight championship in Minnesota, tapping Ashley Nichols with an armbar with 21 seconds left in the clock in the opening round.

Amorim won her six professional MMA bouts in under five minutes, including a 10-second knockout over Megan Owen and a 33-second submission opposite Taisha Gandy in her first LFA appearances back in 2021.

” “It’s the beginning of a dream becoming a reality,” Amorim posted on social media. Since I began BJJ at 6 age and used to see MMA on TV, I knew that I had to make this a part of my life. Now it’s finally my turn. My coaches and management team are amazing! The process was trust worthy and it paid off.

“Thank you UFC for the opportunity. It’s a dream come true to be able to compete under big lights !”

Amorim won the IBJJF World Championship and IBJJF World No-Gi Championship multiple times as blue and purple belt in the past, collecting silver and bronze medals as a black belt in recent years.