Valentina Shevchenko vs Priscila Cachoeira face-off | WEIGH-INS | UFC FIGHT NIGHT

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Shevchenko and Cachoeira faced off in Belem on Friday during the ceremonial weigh-ins.

- Priscila Cachoeira has been sexually, emotionally, and physically abused. She was a crack cocaine addict and thought life was over. That was until she found fighting. She said it saved her.

And I talked to her this morning. She seemed calm, cool, and confident for her UFC debut.

ANNOUNCER: Yet another story of martial arts really saving someone's life, when you really hear about everything that this young woman has been through. And she's a mom as well. And her mom literally went into the crack house, basically pulled her out of there and helped her get on the right path.

ANNOUNCER: Fighting those skeletons, sometimes much harder than a fight in an octagon.

ANNOUNCER: Yeah, most definitely. Most definitely.

- --her opponent, Miss Valentina Bullet Schevchenko.

ANNOUNCER: Guys, Cachoeira is making her UFC debut against a woman who has fought for the title up a weight class before. Valentina Shevchenko is just fantastic. You know, a lot of people think this woman is going to be the champion in the flyweight division. This is her debut at flyweight in the UFC.

She said she used to not have to cut weight at all as a bantamweight. She just walked around at 135 pounds. It doesn't look like the cut has affected her at all.

And she feels very comfortable in Brazil. As a woman who has lived in Peru, she said it feels very much like home. She's been posting a lot on social media while she's been down there in Belém, and just really feels very comfortable where she is.

ANNOUNCER: Yeah, she has to stay focused. She seems like the kind of lady that's really focused on all her goals and where she needs to go. And if she keeps that focus, she's going to be a hard lady to beat at 125 pounds.

ANNOUNCER: Now remember, this is a woman who beat Joanna Jerdzejczyk three times in Muay Thai.

ANNOUNCER: Wow.

ANNOUNCER: Yeah.