Due to the UFC’s inability to find her a replacement opponent, Jessica Andrade has been pulled from next week’s UFC 207 card.
Andrade was originally scheduled to face Maryna Moroz on the card, but Moroz pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Invicta Fighting Championships Atomweight Champion Angela Hill, who was in the UFC a few years back when the women’s strawweight division was introduced, set up as a replacement opponent, but USADA rules prevented her from being a part of the fight.
Andrade (11-5-0) has been undefeated since dropping from bantamweight to strawweight, defeating both Jessica Penne and Joanne Calderwood. Andrade has won four fights as a bantamweight, with notable wins coming over Raquel Pennington and Rosi Sexton. Andrade hasn’t seen any of her fights go to a decision in well over a year, her last fight to go the distance was against Sarah Moras at UFC Fight Night 71.
Andrade is expected to be placed on a future UFC event, but nothing has been announced by her team or the UFC at the moment. Andrade is considered among the top contenders for the 115 pound title.
UFC 207 takes place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.