Dana White Says Jessica Andrade Gets Title Shot


UFC President Dana White was in attendance at this past Saturday Night’s UFC Fight Night 104 event in Houston, where Jessica Andrade kicked off the main card on Fox Sports 1 by defeating Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion Angela Hill by decision. According to the UFC President, that win has earned Andrade the next shot at UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

“Absolutely (she gets the next title shot),” White said to MMA Junkie. “When you see the way she fought tonight, just imagine those two squaring off in there and the absolute war that will be. That’s going to be a fun fight.”

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The fight between Andrade and Hill earned fight of the night honors from the UFC brass, which awarded the fighters a $50,000 bonus for each of them. White even went further than that, calling the women’s fight one of the best fights that he has ever seen.

“In the women’s divisions, that’s one of the greatest fights you’ll ever see,” White said. “I mean, that fight was incredible. Both girls were getting hit with bombs. What a great fight.”

Andrade has been undefeated since dropping to the strawweight division, defeating Hill, Joanne Calderwood and Jessica Penne.

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