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Jéssica Andrade (born September 25, 1991) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), competing in the Women's Strawweight division where she is the former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. As of September 2, 2019, she is #1 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.[5]

Jéssica Andrade
Born (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 28)
Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil
Other namesBate Estaca,the Chiropractor
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 1 12 in (156 cm)[1]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (135 lbs) (2011–2015)
Strawweight (115 lbs) (2016–present)
Reach62 in (157 cm)[2]
StyleBoxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofNiterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[3]
TeamParaná Vale Tudo
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Gilliard Paraná[4]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins20
By knockout7
By submission7
By decision6
Losses7
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision2
WebsiteOfficial Jéssica Andrade Website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Andrade was born on September 25, 1991, in Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil to farmer parents Julio and Neusa. Jéssica and her older brother Fernando worked at their parents' plantation fields throughout their childhood until the farm was municipalized, leading to prohibition of underage labour. At the age of 14, she started working at a fish & pay pond and later delivering medicine for a drug store. Andrade grew up playing soccer and futsal, aspiring to become a professional soccer player. She succeeded well and eventually got offered to play for a São Paulo club, but her parents forbade her from moving. During school, Andrade started training judo and shortly afterwards, in 2011, jiu-jitsu.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Andrade made her professional mixed martial arts debut on September 6, 2011. For the first six professional fights Andrade trained at Gracie Humaita in Umuarama, but after beating Duda Yankovich, she moved to Niterói in order to train at Paraná Vale Tudo.[3] She won eight of her first ten fights in her native Brazil.

On April 14, 2013, Andrade fought outside of Brazil for the first time when she submitted Milana Dudieva at ProFC 47: Russia vs. Europe in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Liz Carmouche was originally scheduled to face former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate at UFC on FOX 8, but Tate instead replaced the injured Cat Zingano on The Ultimate Fighter. Andrade signed with the UFC and filled in against Carmouche at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga on July 23, 2013.[7] This marked the first time that two openly gay fighters went head-to-head in the UFC.[8] Andrade lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[9][10]

Andrade's second UFC appearance took place on October 26, 2013, when she faced Rosi Sexton at UFC Fight Night 30.[11] She won the fight via dominant unanimous decision.[12][13]

Andrade was expected to face TUF 18 women's winner Julianna Peña at UFC 171.[14] However, Pena pulled out of the bout after suffering an injury to her right knee and was replaced by Raquel Pennington.[15] Andrade won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Andrade was expected to face Valerie Letourneau on September 13, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 51.[16] However, Letourneau withdrew due to injury and Andrade instead faced UFC newcomer Larissa Pacheco.[17] She won the fight via submission in the first round.

Andrade faced Marion Reneau on February 22, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 61.[18] Andrade lost the fight as she was quickly submitted via a triangle choke in the first round.[19]

Andrade faced Sarah Moras on July 15, 2015, at UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee. She won the fight by unanimous decision.

Andrade made a quick turnaround, as she replaced an injured Liz Carmouche to take on Raquel Pennington at UFC 191.[20] She lost the fight by submission in the second round.

In October 2015 she announced her decision to move to the Strawweight division.[21] Andrade then faced former title challenger Jessica Penne at her new weight class on June 4, 2016, at UFC 199, winning the one sided bout via TKO in the second round.[22]

Andrade next faced Joanne Calderwood on September 10, 2016, at UFC 203.[23] She won the fight via submission in the first round.[24]

Andrade and Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill were briefly linked to a bout at UFC 207.[25] However, the fight never materialized for that event because of a rule in the UFC's anti-doping policy with USADA.[26] Subsequently, Andrade was removed from that card with the pairing left intact and rescheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie on February 4, 2017.[27] Andrade won the fight by unanimous decision. In addition, both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[28]

Andrade faced Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship on May 13, 2017, at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Andrade faced Cláudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami on September 23, 2017.[30] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[31] This fight earned Andrade her second Fight of the Night bonus award.[32]

Andrade faced Tecia Torres on February 24, 2018, at UFC on Fox 28.[33] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

Andrade faced Karolina Kowalkiewicz on September 8, 2018, at UFC 228.[35] She won the fight via knockout in the first round.[36] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[37]

UFC Strawweight ChampionEdit

Andrade faced Rose Namajunas on May 11, 2019, for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship in the main event at UFC 237.[38] She won the fight via knockout (slam) in the second round.[39] This win earned her the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night award.[40]

In the first defense of her title, Andrade faced Zhang Weili on August 31, 2019, in the main event at UFC on ESPN+ 15.[41] She lost the fight via first round technical knockout.[42]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Andrade married her longtime girlfriend Fernanda (née Gomes) in 2019.[54][55]

On May 30, 2019, Andrade and Fernanda were robbed at gunpoint with their car and mobile phones being stolen in Brazil.[56]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 20 wins 7 losses
By knockout 7 3
By submission 7 2
By decision 6 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–7 Zhang Weili TKO (knees and punches) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 1 0:42 Shenzhen, China Lost the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
Win 20–6 Rose Namajunas KO (slam) UFC 237 May 11, 2019 2 2:58 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night. Fight of the Night.
Win 19–6 Karolina Kowalkiewicz KO (punch) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 1 1:58 Dallas, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 18–6 Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 17–6 Cláudia Gadelha Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami September 23, 2017 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Fight of the Night.
Loss 16–6 Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (unanimous) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 5 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States For the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
Win 16–5 Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie February 4, 2017 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 15–5 Joanne Calderwood Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 203 September 10, 2016 1 4:38 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 14–5 Jessica Penne TKO (punches) UFC 199 June 4, 2016 2 2:56 Inglewood, California, United States Strawweight debut.
Loss 13–5 Raquel Pennington Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 191 September 5, 2015 2 4:58 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–4 Sarah Moras Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 12–4 Marion Reneau Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir February 22, 2015 1 1:54 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win 12–3 Larissa Pacheco Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski September 13, 2014 1 4:33 Brasília, Brazil
Win 11–3 Raquel Pennington Decision (split) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 10–3 Rosi Sexton Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz October 26, 2013 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Loss 9–3 Liz Carmouche TKO (punches and elbows) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga July 27, 2013 2 3:57 Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 9–2 Milana Dudieva Submission (guillotine choke) ProFC 47: Russia vs. Europe April 14, 2013 2 4:34 Rostov-on-Don, Russia Catchweight (137 lbs) bout.
Win 8–2 Luciana Pereira Submission (rear-naked choke) Web Fight Combat 1 January 27, 2013 2 3:35 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 7–2 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) Samurai FC 9: Water vs. Fire December 15, 2012 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 7–1 Vanessa Silva TKO (punches) Heavy Fighting Championship 2 October 13, 2012 1 1:15 Cascavel, Brazil
Win 6–1 Alessandra Silva Submission (guillotine choke) Strike Combat September 15, 2012 1 3:29 Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Win 5–1 Duda Yankovich Submission (guillotine choke) Bitetti Combat 12: Oswaldo Paqueta September 8, 2012 1 3:02 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 4–1 Juliana Silva Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Fire 4: In the Faive August 28, 2012 1 1:14 Presidente Venceslau, Brazil
Win 3–1 Lilian Correia TKO (body punch) Heavy Fighting Championship 1 May 20, 2012 2 N/A Cascavel, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Kinberly Novaes TKO (punches and knees) Nitrix: Champion Fight 11 May 5, 2012 2 2:42 Joinville, Brazil
Win 2–0 Bruna Fernandes TKO (punches) Wako Grand Prix 3 November 19, 2011 1 2:06 Avaré, Brazil
Win 1–0 Weidy Borges TKO (punches) Sagaz Combat September 6, 2011 2 3:40 Umuarama, Brazil

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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