Fresh off her title defense at LFA 142 , strawweight champion Jaqueline Amorim  has been picked up by the UFC. The undefeated 27-year-old Brazilian, who won IBJJF, UAEJJF, and CBJJ championships prior to her MMA career, has signed with the UFC, per her manager Brain Butler , of Sucker Punch Entertainment. She has not yet been booked for her debut outing. Amorim (6-0) took to social media to release a statement, sharing her excitement of the news. “Its official!! Ya girl is in the UFC!! “It’s a beginning of dream coming true, since I started BJJ when I was 6 year old and I used to watch mma on the tv with my dad, I knew I wanted to do this to my life and the day is finally here… “Thank you my management team and my coaches, you guys are awesome! We trusted the process and paid off. “Thank you @ufc for the opportunity I can’t wait to fight under the big lights!!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by JAQUELINE AMORIM (@jacqueamorimbjj) Training out of American Top Team, Amorim successfully defended her title for the first time when she quickly submitted Ashley Nichols (4-4) with a first-round armbar Friday at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn..

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

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