Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade

Personal Information

Full Name Jéssica Fernanda da Costa Andrade
Date of Birth September 25, 1991
Age 31
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm)
Weight 125 lbs (57 kg)
Nickname Bate Estaca

Jessica Andrade News

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What happened to Jéssica Andrade? Analyzing her recent losses
What happened to Jéssica Andrade? Analyzing her recent losses
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Exclusive: Jessica Andrade not ruling out trilogy with Rose Namajunas despite change in weight class
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WATCH: A forgetful Michael Bisping introduces UFC ring girl as Jessica Andrade at UFC London ceremonial weigh in
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Jessica Andrade: A Brief Biography

Jessica Fernanda da Costa Andrade is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the women's Flyweight division of the UFC and is a former champion in the Strawweight division. As of May 1, 2023, she is ranked as the No.4 strawweight, No.5 flyweight, and No.8 pound-for-pound female fighter in the UFC.

Latest News Update for Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade lost her fight against Yan Xiaonan on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo.

UFC 288: Sterling v Cejudo
Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade Facts

Birth PlaceUmuarama, Paraná, Brazil
Father's NameJulio Andrade
Mother's NameNeusa Andrade
Star SignLibra
Net Worth (2023)$1.75 million
Last Fight Earnings$156,000
MMA Debut2013
MMA Record24-11
AchievementsFormer UFC Women's Strawweight Champion
EndorsementsEasy Taxi, Reebok
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Jessica Andrade was born on September 25, 1991, in Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil. She grew up in a small town called Londrina and began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 18. She started her professional career in 2011 and quickly made a name for herself by competing in various regional promotions in Brazil. Her hard work and dedication paid off as she won several titles and earned a reputation as one of the best female fighters in Brazil.

Andrade began her professional mixed martial arts career on September 6, 2011. At first, she trained at Gracie Humaita in Umuarama and won eight of her first ten fights. However, after defeating Duda Yankovich, she moved to Niterói to train at Paraná Vale Tudo. Her first fight abroad was on April 14, 2013, where she defeated Milana Dudieva at ProFC 47: Russia vs. Europe in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Jessica Andrade's Career in UFC

Jessica Andrade's career in the UFC began in 2013 when she signed with the promotion and made her debut at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga. She fought against Liz Carmouche and lost the fight via TKO. Despite the loss, Andrade's aggressive style and toughness impressed the fans and the UFC brass.

Andrade then went on a three-fight winning streak, defeating opponents such as Rosi Sexton, Raquel Pennington, and Larissa Pacheco.

Andrade made her strawweight division debut at UFC 199 against Jessica Penne. She won the bout via TKO and went on a three-fight winning strea,k defeating Angela Hill and Joanne Calderwood, for which she earned Fight Of The Night and Performance Of The Night, respectively. Her impressive performances earned her a shot at the UFC women's strawweight championship against Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

At UFC 211 in 2017, Andrade challenged Jędrzejczyk for the Strawweight title, but she lost the fight via unanimous decision. However, Andrade didn't give up and continued to fight,t and in 2019, she again fought for the Strawweight title at UFC 237 against Rose Namajuna,s and this time,e she won the fight via KO in the second round, becoming the new UFC women's strawweight champion.

In her next fight, Andrade switched divisions again and made her debut in the Flyweight category against Katlyn Chookagian, whom she defeated via TKO in the first round.

Andrade then faced off against Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC women's flyweight championship. Shevchenko emerged victorious via TKO in the 2nd round.

After a victory against Cynthia Calvillo, Andrade made her return to the strawweight division to fight Amanda Lemos. Andrade won the fight via submission.

Jessica Andrade holds a respectable record of 15 wins and 7 losses in the UFCs.

Andrade defeated Lauren Murphy via a unanimous decision at UFC 283 on January 21, 2023.

Andrade faced Erin Blanchfield at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield on February 18, 2023.

UFC 251: Andrade v Namajunas
UFC 251: Andrade v Namajunas
UFC Fight Night: Chookagian v Andrade
UFC Fight Night: Chookagian v Andrade

Jessica Andrade Record

Loss24-11Yan XiaonanDecisionUFC 288May 6, 2023
Loss24-10Erin BlanchfieldSubmissionUFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. BlanchfieldFebruary 18, 2023
Win24-9Lauren MurphyDecision (unanimous)UFC 283January 21, 2023
Win23–9Amanda LemosSubmission (standing arm-triangle choke)UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. AndradeApril 23, 2022
Win22–9Cynthia CalvilloTKO (punches)UFC 266September 25, 2021
Loss21–9Valentina ShevchenkoTKO (elbows)UFC 261April 24, 2021
Win21–8Katlyn ChookagianTKO (body punches)UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean ZombieOctober 18, 2020
Loss20–8Rose NamajunasDecision (split)UFC 251July 12, 2020
Loss20–7Zhang WeiliTKO (knees and punches)UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. ZhangAugust 31, 2019
Win20–6Rose NamajunasKO (slam)UFC 237May 11, 2019
Win19–6Karolina KowalkiewiczKO (punch)UFC 228September 8, 2018
Win18–6Tecia TorresDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. StephensFebruary 24, 2018
Win17–6Cláudia GadelhaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. OkamiSeptember 23, 2017
Loss16–6Joanna JędrzejczykDecision (unanimous)UFC 211May 13, 2017
Win16–5Angela HillDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. The Korean ZombieFebruary 4, 2017
Win15–5Joanne CalderwoodSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 203September 10, 2016
Win14–5Jessica PenneTKO (punches)UFC 199June 4, 2016
Loss13–5Raquel PenningtonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 191September 5, 2015
Win13–4Sarah MorasDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. DuffeeJuly 15, 2015
Loss12–4Marion ReneauSubmission (triangle choke)UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. MirFebruary 22, 2015
Win12–3Larissa PachecoSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. ArlovskiSeptember 13, 2014
Win11–3Raquel PenningtonDecision (split)UFC 171March 15, 2014
Win10–3Rosi SextonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. MuñozOctober 26, 2013
Loss9–3Liz CarmoucheTKO (punches and elbows)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. MoragaJuly 27, 2013
Win9–2Milana DudievaSubmission (guillotine choke)ProFC 47: Russia vs. EuropeApril 14, 2013
Win8–2Luciana PereiraSubmission (rear-naked choke)Web Fight Combat 1January 27, 2013
Loss7–2Jennifer MaiaDecision (unanimous)Samurai FC 9: Water vs. FireDecember 15, 2012
Win7–1Vanessa SilvaTKO (punches)Heavy Fighting Championship 2October 13, 2012
Win6–1Alessandra SilvaSubmission (guillotine choke)Strike CombatSeptember 15, 2012
Win5–1Duda YankovichSubmission (guillotine choke)Bitetti Combat 12: Oswaldo PaquetaSeptember 8, 2012
Win4–1Juliana SilvaSubmission (guillotine choke)Ring of Fire 4: In the FaiveAugust 28, 2012
Win3–1Lilian CorreiaTKO (body punch)Heavy Fighting Championship 1May 20, 2012
Loss2–1Kinberly NovaesTKO (punches and knees)Nitrix: Champion Fight 11May 5, 2012
Win2–0Bruna FernandesTKO (punches)Wako Grand Prix 3November 19, 2011
Win1–0Weidy BorgesTKO (punches)Sagaz CombatSeptember 6, 2011

Jessica Andrade's Most Popular Fights

Jessica Andrade vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Jessica Andrade fought Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017. The fight was for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Andrade entered the fight as a heavy underdog, with Jędrzejczyk being a heavily favored and dominant champion. However, Andrade surprised many by coming out aggressively and using her grappling and striking to control the pace of the fight. But the pressure from the champion was too much for Andrade to handle, and ultimately Jędrzejczyk was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Jessica Andrade at UFC 211

Jessica Andrade vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Andrade's next notable fight was against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021, for the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. Shevchenko was considered one of the best female fighters in the world and was heavily favored to win the fight. Andrade, who moved up to the flyweight division for this fight, put up a strong performance in the first round, but Shevchenko's striking and grappling proved to be too much for her. Shevchenko was able to take Andrade down and control her on the ground for the majority of the fight, eventually winning by TKO in the second round.

Andrade was defeated via TKO in the second round against Valentina Shevchenko.

Last updated on May 7, 2023.


Currently, Andrade has a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 11 losses.
Andrade has fought in the women's strawweight and flyweight divisions of the UFC.
Jessica Andrade is known by her nickname "Bate Estaca," which means "Pile Driver" in Portuguese. The nickname is a reference to her powerful and aggressive striking style, which is often compared to the motion of a pile driver.
Andrade's most significant loss could be considered her defeat to Zhang Weili in August 2019, in which she lost her UFC strawweight title.