HomePFLLarissa Pacheco Dominates in 14-Second Victory at 2023 PFL Playoffs 2

Larissa Pacheco Dominates in 14-Second Victory at 2023 PFL Playoffs 2

Larissa Pacheco dominates in a 14-second victory at the 2023 PFL Playoffs 2. Read about her impressive performance and upcoming finals matchup. Get all the fight results and more on MMA Junkie.

In a stunning display of skill and power, Larissa Pacheco proved why she is the reigning women’s featherweight champion at the 2023 PFL Playoffs 2. The co-feature bout at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York showcased Pacheco’s dominance as she made quick work of her opponent, Olena Kolesnyk.

Pacheco had predicted a one-minute finish in the semifinal bout, but she exceeded expectations by needing only 14 seconds to secure her victory. From the opening bell, Pacheco closed the distance and unleashed a series of devastating leg kicks. She then pressed forward with powerful right hand punches, each one landing with precision and force.

It was on the third attempt that Pacheco’s punches sent Kolesnyk to the mat, prompting the referee to swiftly intervene as Kolesnyk covered up. This marks Pacheco’s second win against Kolesnyk, with their first meeting in the 2022 playoffs resulting in a first-round stoppage.

With this impressive victory, Pacheco advances to the finals where she will face Marina Mokhnatkina. Mokhnatkina secured her spot in the finals with a first-round submission win over Amber Leibrock earlier in the event.

Fight Results:

Fighter Result Time
Larissa Pacheco def. Olena Kolesnyk 0:14
Denis Goltsov def. Jordan Heiderman 4:16
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Amber Leibrock 1:45

The 2023 PFL Playoffs 2 also saw notable victories for Nathan Kelly, Danilo Marques, and Maira Mazar. Kelly secured a unanimous decision win over Damion Nelson, while Marques emerged victorious in a unanimous decision against Satoshi Ishii. Mazar’s split decision win over Katylin Neil added to the excitement of the event.

For more detailed coverage of the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for 2023 PFL Playoffs 2.

This story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.