Virna Carole Andrade Jandiroba (born May 30, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA), who currently competes in the strawweight division of the UFC. She is a former Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) Strawweight champion. As of May 9, 2023, she is #6 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.
|Born||Virna Carole Andrade Jandiroba|
May 30, 1988
Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Team||Team Velame |
Academia Fight House
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Green/white prajied in Muay Thai
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jandiroba started training kung fu when she was a child. She later turned to Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She transitioned and competed in mixed martial arts after she earned her Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Jandiroba started her professional MMA career in 2013 and fought primarily in Brazil. She amassed a record of 11–0 prior to signing for Invicta.
Invicta Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Jandiroba made her Invicta debut on December 8, 2017 at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz against Amy Montenegro. She won the fight, tapping out Montenegro via first-round armbar.
Jandiroba was scheduled to face Janaisa Morandin on March 24, 2018 at Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba for the Invicta strawweight championship. However, Morandin was forced to pulled out due to a tooth infection and she was replaced by Mizuki Inoue. She won the fight via a split decision with the scoreboard of (49-46, 46-49, 49-46) and crowned Invicta FC Strawweight Champion.
On September 1, 2018, Jandiroba made her first title defense at Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin against Janaisa Morandin. She submitted Morandin in the second round and retained the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship title.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
In her UFC debut, Jandiroba replaced an injured Lívia Renata Souza against Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.
While the Esparza fight did not go Jandiroba's way, Jandiroba believes that fight, her first professional loss, was responsible for the subsequent growth and wins she has notched in the UFC.
Jandiroba was expected to face Cortney Casey on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7. However, Casey withdrew from the event for an undisclosed reason and she was replaced by Lívia Renata Souza. In turn Souza withdrew from the bout due to a back injury and she was replaced by Mallory Martin Jandiroba won the fight via submission in the second round.
Jandiroba faced Felice Herrig on August 15, 2020 at UFC 252. She won the fight via an armbar submission in the first round. This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.
Jandiroba faced Mackenzie Dern on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Jandiroba faced Kanako Murata on June 19, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 25. She won the bout after the doctor stopped the fight after round 2 due to an elbow dislocation caused by armbar applied by Jandiroba.
Jandiroba faced Amanda Ribas on October 30, 2021 at UFC 267. She lost the bout via unanimous decision.
Jandiroba faced Angela Hill on May 14, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 36. She won the bout via unanimous decision.
Jandiroba faced Marina Rodriguez on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288. She won the fight by unanimous decision.
Jandiroba is scheduled to face Tatiana Suarez on August 5, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 225.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Felice Herrig.
- Invicta Fighting Championships
- Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion
- One title defense (vs. Janaisa Morandin)
- Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Amy Montenegro and Janaisa Morandin
- Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|22 matches||19 wins||3 losses|
|Win||19–3||Marina Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 288||May 6, 2023||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||18–3||Angela Hill||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Błachowicz vs. Rakić||May 14, 2022||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||17–3||Amanda Ribas||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 267||October 30, 2021||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||17–2||Kanako Murata||TKO (arm injury)||UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige||June 19, 2021||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||16–2||Mackenzie Dern||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 256||December 12, 2020||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–1||Felice Herrig||Submission (armbar)||UFC 252||August 15, 2020||1||1:44||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||15–1||Mallory Martin||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik||December 7, 2019||2||1:16||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Loss||14–1||Carla Esparza||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson||April 27, 2019||3||5:00||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||14–0||Janaisa Morandin||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin||September 1, 2018||2||2:23||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Defended the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.|
|Win||13–0||Mizuki Inoue||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba||March 24, 2018||5||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States||Won the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||12–0||Amy Montenegro||Submission (armbar)||Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz||December 8, 2017||1||2:50||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||11–0||Ericka Almeida||Decision (split)||Fight 2 Night 2||April 28, 2017||3||5:00||Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil|
|Win||10–0||Suiane Teixeira dos Santos||Submission (armbar)||MMA Pro 12||November 26, 2016||1||0:46||Serrinha, Brazil|
|Win||9–0||Lisa Ellis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight 2 Night||November 4, 2016||1||2:21||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–0||Cristiane Lima Silva||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight On 3||July 30, 2016||1||2:34||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Anne Karoline Nascimento||Submission (armbar)||Circuito MNA de MMA 2||April 9, 2016||2||3:29||Seabra, Brazil||Won the vacant Circuito MNA de MMA Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Aline Sattelmayer||Decision (unanimous)||The King of Arena Fight 2||November 14, 2015||3||5:00||Alagoinhas, Brazil||Return to Strawweight.|
|Win||5–0||Cristiane Lima Silva||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Velame Fight Combat 4||September 12, 2015||1||2:53||Feira de Santana, Brazil||Catchweight (121 lb) bout.|
|Win||4–0||Carla Ramos||Submission (triangle choke)||Banzay Fight Championship 2||May 16, 2015||1||1:50||Candeias, Brazil||Flyweight bout.|
|Win||3–0||Camila Lima||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMA Super Heroes 7||November 15, 2014||2||4:30||São Paulo, Brazil||Strawweight bout.|
|Win||2–0||Gina Brito Silva Santana||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Iron Fight 2||December 21, 2013||3||N/A||Euclides da Cunha, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Joana Santana||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Premier Fight League 10||June 15, 2013||1||0:41||Serrinha, Brazil|
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