Although UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be defending her belt against Karolina Kowalkiewiecz at UFC 205, another potential contender in Jessica Andrade is taking shots at the champion.
Andrade recent took part in a Q&A in her home country of Brazil, where she criticized the 125-pound champion.
"Joanna’s weak spot is Jessica Andrade," Andrade said. "In her last fight against ‘Claudinha’ (Gadelha), we could see that Joanna has a weak chin. The other girls are scared to trade with her. I’m not scared. I’ll go there to knock her out."
Although Andrade believes “Joanna Champion” has a weak chin, that has not stopped her from trashing Joanna's punching power.
"Joanna is a great athlete, has good grappling, good striking, a lot of cardio, but her punching power is weak," Andrade said. "I’ll do a great camp, get there well prepared. I’ll probably fight again before. I want to get well prepared to fight five rounds when the time comes. I have great cardio. I haven’t showed in my last couple of fights because they ended in the first rounds. In the striking area, Joanna will feel my hand. The strategy is to stand with her, knock her out and bring the belt to Brazil."
Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be defending her gold against Karolina Kowalkiewiecz at UFC 205, which will be taking place on Saturday, November 12th from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.