Content Warning: Mentions of domestic violence, assault
UFC fighter Priscila Cachoeira has had a restraining order against her granted for an ex-girlfriend who alleges she was the victim of assault while they were in a relationship.
The restraining order was approved on July 7th, per documents obtained by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Police reports show that Cachoeira’s ex-girlfriend accused her of assault in three incidents from 2019 to 2021.
Cachoeira’s ex-girlfriend alleged numerous instances of injury due after assault. This included allegedly being knocked unconscious, needing medical attention for a tooth injury, and having cut her hand on a glass shelf after being kicked in the body.
The ex-girlfriend also claimed that Cacheoira was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during some instances of assault.
Cachoeira denied assault allegations in a statement provided to MMA Fighting.
“I’ve never committed any physical assault against [my ex-girlfriend],” said Cachoeira. “She would lose control many times during an argument and wanted to hit me, but I just defended myself.”
Cachoeira also denied the use of drugs, noting that she is tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as part of her involvement with the UFC.
Cachoeira has fought five times in the UFC, attaining two wins and three losses. She last competed in May, defeating Gina Mazany in the second round with strikes.
Cachoeira was recently booked for a July 24th fight against Sijara Eubanks, although she has reportedly withdrawn from that fight.