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After TKO win, Jessica Andrade says she's what flyweight needs: 'I can put up a fight against Valentina'

12 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

ABU DHABI - Jessica Andrade views herself as a welcome addition to the UFC women's flyweight division.
At UFC on ESPN+ 38 on Saturday, Andrade made a statement whenshe finished former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian with a body shot late in Round 1. With the victory, Andrade made history by becoming the first UFC female fighter to win in three different weight classes.
“I feel really good,” Andrade told MMA Junkie at the post-fight news conference. “It's one more accomplishment - one win in another division. I have to thank my master, my team, my wife - and let's go to the next.”
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UFC on ESPN+ 38 results: Jessica Andrade makes history with TKO of Katlyn Chookagian

UFC on ESPN+ 38 results: Jessica Andrade makes history with TKO of Katlyn Chookagian

12 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Jessica Andrade made history Saturday when she became the first female to win UFC fights in three divisions with a first-round finish of Katlyn Chookagian at UFC on ESPN+ 38.
Andrade's powerful strikes to Chookagian's body set up a first-round TKO, giving the former strawweight champion a solid introduction to the women's flyweight division.
The 125-pound bout was the UFC on ESPN+ 38 co-main event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It streamed on ESPN+.
Andrade instantly looked to close the distance to start the fight. She winged haymakers at Chookagian, forced her way into the...
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