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Jasmine Jasudavicius says ‘torture’ of Priscila Cachoeira was on her mind at UFC 297

TORONTO – Jasmine Jasudavicius beat Priscila Cachoeira with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 297 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Take a look inside the fight with Jasudavicius, who snapped a stretch of eight straight decisions for her first finish since 2020.

Priscila Cachoeira vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Result: Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 3, 4:21
Updated records: Jasudavicius (10-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Cachoeira (12-6 MMA, 4-6 UFC)
Key stats: In an absolutely ludicrous stat, Jasudavicius outstruck Cachoeira 326-26 overall. After two rounds, she was up 228-4, unofficially.

Jasudavicius on the fight's key moment

Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

“It really did work out better than I expected because yeah, I did have the crazy strike differential – but in addition, I got the finish on top of it.”

Jasudavicius on Cachoeira's multiple weight change requests

Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; (Editors note graphic content) Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) lives the ring after being defeated by Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; (Editors note graphic content) Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) lives the ring after being defeated by Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) fights during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

“The entire time that I was in there, I was just trying to beat her up. It pissed me off, that weight discrepancy. The thing that she did with the weight pissed me off so much. The first round, I just wanted to torture her a little bit. Be a professional. Like, come on: We agreed to this weight so long ago. It pisses me off.

“If I sign my name on a dotted line to fight, I’m fighting. I don’t care. How big is she going to be? She normally fights at 125. I just think she sucks at cutting weight. OK, 10 pounds … who cares? I train with girls that are 10 pounds heavier. I’ve been to all different gyms in the world and I’m always being matched up with the ‘35ers instead of the ‘15ers, even though I’m a ‘25er. I’m used to it. I don’t care. I’ll take the same fight anywhere. Even though we are doing another weight class, I’m still getting 30 percent (of her purse, as if she missed weight). I get 30 percent because this isn’t her first miss. The max that they allow in Ontario is 30 percent. Honestly, I wish it was more because it’s another weight class.”

Jasudavicius on what she wants next

Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) celebrates defeating Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2024; Toronto, Canada, USA; Jasmine Jasudavicius (red glove) celebrates defeating Pricila Cachoeira (blue gloves) during UFC 297 at ScotiaBank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

“Hopefully I get back up and I can get a ranked opponent sometime soon. Maybe not next fight, whatever – the fight after. But I want to be active. I want to continue to fight. I really believe in my skills and abilities. I’ve trained with girls – the best in the world and up in that range – and I truly know where I stand with them. As long as I don’t make any silly mistakes, as long as I fight the right way, I can be the best in the world. I truly believe that the belt can be in my hands.”

To hear more from Jasudavicius, check out the video above.

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