Jessica Andrade makes UFC history
Headlining the event is a supposed title eliminator bout contested in the women’s flyweight division between former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (no. 1) and surging contender Amanda Lemos (no. 10)
Andrade is one of the more brutally powerful women in the entire sport, many even refer to her as the female Wanderlei Silva, while Lemos brings that same exact danger to all of her fights.
Lemos is on a five-fight win streak, securing three finishes in that time, and she looks to make it six-straight here tonight.
Continue reading to see how this epic main event went down:
Official Result: Jessica Andrade def. Amanda Lemos via submission (standing arm-triangle choke) at 3:13 of round one
Andrade opens up the bout much more patient than normal, not pressing the action as she almost always does. Lemos on the other hand opens up the bout with a nasty leg kick which immediately gets Andrade’s attention.
Lemos continues to land that leg kick, and we know Andrade has to get something going to negate them. Lemos is throwing heavy leather too, but it’s the leg kick that’s really the tell of the fight thus far.
Andrade is able to tie up with Lemos though and secures a standing arm-triangle.
It gets tighter and tighter as the seconds go on, and Andrade has Lemos pinned up against the fence whilst attacking the choke, and she ends up securing the finish in the first round.
It’s very rare we see standing arm-triangle chokes. Aljamain Sterling’s arm-triangle over Takeya Mizugaki, which he pulled off from his guard, comes to mind, but standing? What a rare occurrence.
So rare in fact, it’s the first in UFC history!
Andrade has now gone 3-1 over her last four, only losing to the champion, Valentina Shevchenko.
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