Dana White confirms Jessica Andrade will face Joanna Jedrzejczyk next

By Newsroom on February 4, 2017
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  • Jessica Andrade will get the next crack at straw weight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk following her ‘Fight of the Night’ performance over Angela Hill on Saturday night.

    UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to FOX Sports after the event ended.

    “Absolutely,” White answered when asked if Andrade was next in line for the title shot. “I mean when you see the way she fought tonight just imagine those two squaring off in there. The absolute war that will be.

    “That’s gonna be a fun fight.”

    Andrade moved to 3-0 in the strawweight division after beginning her UFC career competing at 135-pounds. The Brazilian decided to drop down to strawweight last year before reeling off a vicious TKO victory over former title contender Jessica Penne and then submitting Joanne Calderwood in consecutive fights.

    Her latest win came against Hill, who entered the bout on a four fight win streak after also capturing the Invicta FC strawweight title.

    Andrade and Hill battled it out in an absolute barnburner than earned each of them $50,000 when the night was over.

    Now Andrade will use that money to put together a championship training camp as she prepares to face Jedrzejczyk later this year with the strawweight title up for grabs.

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