By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
There is a new women’s strawweight champion. Jéssica Andrade defeated former champion Rose Namajunas on Saturday night at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The fight ended in the second round with a KO (slam). The fight was called at 2:58 of the round.
The 27-year-old won in her native country, as she is from Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil. This is Andrade’s first win as a married woman, as she recently got married to her long-time girlfriend Fernanda Gomes.
She has won her last four fights, including the last two by knockout. The other knockout win came over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 on Sept. 8, 2018.
Her other two wins during this win streak were by unanimous decision. She defeated Tecia Torres by unanimous decision at UFC on FOX: Emmett vs. Stephens on Feb. 24, 2018.
She also defeated Cláudia Gadelha by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami at Sept. 23, 2017.
Andrade improved to 21-6 in her MMA career with this win. She now has eight knockout wins, with six wins by decision and seven more wins by submission.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native suffered just her fourth loss in her career. She is now 8-4 in her career through 12 bouts.
This; however, was the first-time she was defeated by knockout. She also lost two bouts by decision and another one by submission.
This loss snapped her three win streak, including back-to-back wins over Joanna Jędrzejczyk. She also defeated Michelle Waterson during the three-fight win streak.
Namajunas suffered her first loss since losing to Kowalkiewicz via a split decision at UFC 201 on July 30, 2016.
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