Jessica Andrade Has Plan To Win UFC Women’s Strawweight Title


Jessica Andrade will be challenging UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the title at UFC 211.

The Brazilian star will be entering the fight with a game plan to become the new champion.

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“Joanna is very fast, very agile, and her gas tank is almost infinite,” Andrade told MMA Junkie. “She’s a high-level athlete, and I’m looking forward to fighting her. But we know she has a weaker chin, and if you land hard and keep going with the same volume, you may win. My difference to the other opponents is that they managed to get to her, but when they did they backed away, they didn’t advance, and that’s the good part of my game: I hit them, and I keep going forward. And the person can hit me, and I’ll keep going too. (The others) let her find her game. And I won’t. I’ll impose my own game and try to win the fight my way.”

Andrade is coming off of a victory over Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight Champion Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104. Having fought less than three months before her next fight is something that Andrade doesn’t mind at all.

“I actually like it when they’re back-to-back fights, so I don’t lose rhythm,” Andrade said. “I got a chance to rest, to visit my family. I had my time to rest and get back to training. It think the faster the better, so we’re always used to the adrenalin and the anxiety. I like it.”

UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining.

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