Jéssica Andrade showed that she’s still a strawweight title contender by defeating Amanda Lemos with the first standing arm triangle submission in UFC history.
Andrade secured the win just over three minutes into the main event bout, marking a successful return to the strawweight division. The former champ is now riding a two-fight win streak, having previously defeated Cynthia Calvillo at flyweight. Thanks to her almost two-year absence from the strawweight division, Andrade went into this fight unranked.
For Lemos, the loss was her first in six bouts, ending a run that saw her become the #10- ranked strawweight and most recently defeat Angela Hill. We can now expect Andrade to once again break into the division’s top ten in the coming days.
You can catch all the highlights of the main event below.
This was Jéssica Andrade’s first win at strawweight in almost three years.
Now, let’s see how fighters reacted to Andrade’s victory over Lemos at UFC Vegas 52.
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