Jessica Andrade Shoots Back At Critics

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Jessica Andrade is just a few weeks away from challenging Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title at UFC 211.

The fighter has been facing some fan criticism about whether she got her title shot to quickly, the challenger says that isn’t so.

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"People who say I'm not ready don't know me." Andrade told Sportv. "I know what I can do. This training camp has been one of the best ones. What most people don't know is that we prepare with our minds. That's how I focus better for a fight. I picture the fight beforehand, scoring a knockout, everything."

Andrade has been undefeated since moving down a weight class to the women’s strawweight division, as she previously competed in the women’s bantamweight division.

If Andrade does enter the fight with one advantage, it will be her stamina, because she feels that the champion fades as the fight goes on.

"Everyone who watches my fights can see that when the third round ends, I'm still in the fight. Joanna warms up a while before the fight, so she starts as if she's in the second round already. My strategy is to end the fight before the third round,” says Andrade.

UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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