Jessica Andrade: “I Might Have Two More Fights Before The Belt”

Jessica Andrade made her UFC women’s flyweight division debut at UFC Fight Island 6, defeating Katlyn Chookagian by first round TKO.

The former women’s strawweight champion, who is ranked #1 in the division, believes that she may have to fight once or twice more before a title shot comes her way.

“I believe this is the way. It’s a ladder,” Andrade told Combate. “One more fight, then maybe I could fight for the belt. I have to fight those girls who are already in line, I can’t dispute that. I know what it’s like to wait in line, to think your time has come, only for another person to come along and skip over you. It’s rough. I’m sure the UFC will pair me up against Calvillo or Murphy next. We still need to wait for the result between Valentina and Jennifer, too. The champion will probably want to take break, too. We know what it’s like to go through a camp, it’s exhausting. After a win, you want to take a break to rest. Until all of that happens, it’ll be a while. The UFC will probably have booked one or even two more fights for me. Who knows, I might have two more fights before the belt.”

Andrade has a chance to make some UFC history if she eventually wins the UFC women’s flyweight title, because she would join Amanda Nunes as the only other woman to hold two UFC titles in two diffent weight classes.

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