UFC 237 Stream Live : Strawweight Jessica Andrade is one of the UFC’s most durable competitors. She started off with a successful run as an undersized bantamweight, then found even more success when she dropped to strawweight.
Main Event: Namajunas vs Andrade
Place: Jeunesse Arena – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: 5:15 PM ET
UFC 237 Live Stream
On a three-fight win streak, Andrade will challenge UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas in her second crack at the belt. Andrade recently spoke to MMA Junkie about everything from her training for the bout to her recent marriage to her longtime partner.
You’re on a three-fight win streak, and you’ve earned a title shot against Rose Namajunas. What can you say about your opponent?
I think that from 2016 until today, Rose has been improving a lot, in regards to her striking and groundwork. I think that’s why she’s seeing such good results. Without a doubt, she’ll get even better. She proved to everyone why she’s the champion. She beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and then she did it again to show that it wasn’t luck. I’m sure she worked hard to make that happen. I think I’m going into a difficult fight. Rose is very fast and versatile. She proved that against Joanna. Our strategy is to cut her off, strike, and not let her have any space. She needs space to make her striking game happen. I’ll be looking for a KO.
I want to thank Rose for this opportunity. I’ll be fighting for the belt at home. I expect this will be a great moment for me. We will put on a great fight for the fans. On fight night, I’ll do everything in my power to get the belt.
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