BREAKING: Jessica Andrade plans strawweight return to UFC event in April

Jessica Andrade is one of the most versatile fighters on the UFC women’s roster. The Brazilian has competed in several divisions of the promotion and holds knockouts at strawweight, flyweight and bantamweight.

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After finishing her title run in the 125-pound weight class, she is now planning a strawweight comeback. According to mma fight, “Bate Estaca” will fight Amanda Lemos at 115 pounds at a UFC event on April 23.

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Brazilian knockout artist Amanda Lemos is currently ranked 10th in the UFC strawweight rankings. She’s had a great run since her first loss to Leslie Smith in 2017. After amassing five back-to-back wins, a win over a former division champion would pave the way for Lemos to imagine herself as a title contender.

‘Amandinha’ is coming off a controversial split decision win over Angela Hill; “Bate Estaca,” who went 2-1 at flyweight, is coming off a victory over Cynthia Calvillo.

Jessica Andrade wants to face Miesha Tate

The former strawweight champion has expressed her desire to lock horns with former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate. It came after Tate teased the move to flyweight after her friend Julianna Pena ripped the bantamweight strap off 135-pound women’s weight class kingpin Amanda Nunes at UFC 269.

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Andrade also mentioned that the fight would be interesting because “CupCake” was somehow tied to “Bate Estaca’s” UFC debut. In a conversation with MMAFighting, she said:

“I recently read that Miesha was thinking about going down to 125lbs and I would like to be her first opponent in this new weight class. Maybe she never thought about it, but I got in in the UFC because of her, when she went to shoot TUF with Ronda [Rousey] and pulled out of a fight with Liz Carmouche, and I was signed to replace her

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