Barao (34-8-0-1NC) enters the contest while in the midst of a four fight losing streak and he hasn’t picked up a victory in over three years. Barao is a former UFC Bantamweight Champion, defeating Urijah Faber to win the gold at UFC 149. Barao has suffered eight losses as a professional MMA fighter and five of them have come by way of decision.
De Andrade (25-3-0-1NC) is making his UFC Featherweight Division debut in this encounter, having previously competed at bantamweight. De Andrade has won three of six under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Cody Gibson, Enrique Briones and Marlon Vera. De Andrade has picked up twenty five wins as a professional MMA fighter and nineteen of them have come by way of KO/TKO.
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Saturday, November 16 from the Ibirapueroa Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Jan Blachowicz and Ronaldo Souza headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.