StatsFighting style: Grappler
Height: 5' 4"
Leg reach: 37.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
AccoladesWins by KO: 1
Wins by submission: 2
Wins by decision: 4
Lara Procopio is an up-and-coming UFC fighter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She first started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai at the age of 13, eventually transitioning to MMA by her late teens. Her fighting style is a mix of striking and grappling, utilizing her natural athleticism to dominate opponents. Procopio made her professional debut in March 2018 with a win over former flyweight champion Rosa Acevedo. Since then she has gone on to become one of the most successful female fighters in the UFC today.
After dominating regional competition throughout Brazil, Lara signed with the UFC in 2020 and quickly became one of their top prospects due to her dynamic fighting style and impressive record (7 wins – 1 loss). She trains out of Kings MMA Gym under former middleweight champion Rafael Cordeiro and is known for having some of the best technical proficiency amongst female fighters in all divisions.
Lara’s success comes from not only her hard work but also her intelligence both inside and outside the octagon; Procopio holds degrees in both Business Administration & Marketing from The University Of Sao Paulo as well as being an ambassador for LGBT rights across Latin America through various initiatives such as Athletes For Equality (AFE). This year she was nominated for Female Fighter Of The Year at The ESPY Awards which recognizes athletes who have overcome great odds or achieved excellence during their careers.
Procopio still regularly competes on large stages such as Invicta FC where she has defeated several highly ranked contenders including Cheyanne Vlismas, Lisa Spangler & Jennifer Maia. In 2021 Lara plans to compete more frequently while continuing to build upon her already impressive reputation within mixed martial arts circles worldwide – with big fights against established stars like Katlyn Chookagain & Valentina Shedsheva looming large on the horizon there’s no telling how far she can go!