Former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade books a spot on UFC 300

By Susan Cox - January 26, 2024

The former strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade has booked a spot at the historic UFC 300 event.

Jessica Andrade, Mackenzie Dern, UFC 295, UFC, Results

UFC 300 will take place on Saturday, April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

The UFC posted the news to ‘X‘ with a poster of the pair:

“An all-Brazilian matchup is set!”

“@JessicaMMAPro & @WMMarz collide at #UFC300!”

It will be a battle of the Brazilian’s when Jessica Andrade (25-12 MMA) takes on Marina Rodriguez (17-3 MMA) in a strawweight bout at UFC 300.

Andrade, 32, after 3 losses in a row, turned it around in November of last year when she defeated Mackenzie Dern (13-4 MMA) by TKO at 3:15 of round 2. The former champ will be looking to make it 2 in a row on April 13th.

Rodriguez, 36, last fought and defeated Michelle Waterson-Gomez (18-12 MMA) by TKO last September. Prior to that victory Rodriguez has suffered 2 consecutive losses to Amanda Lemos (13-3 MMA) and Virna Jandiroba (19-3 MMA) repectively.

The current UFC 300 lineup currently looks like this:

  • Zhang Weili (24-3 MMA) vs. Yan Xiaonan (18-3 MMA) Women’s Strawweight Title
  • Justin Gaethje (25-4 MMA) vs. Max Holloway (25-7 MMA) BMF Title
  • Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA)
  • Jiri Prochazka (29-4 MMA) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (14-3 MMA)
  • Calvin Kattar (23-7 MMA) vs. Aljamain Sterling (23-4 MMA)
  • Jessica Andrade (25-12 MMA) vs. Marina Rodriguez (17-3 MMA)
  • Bo Nickal (5-0 MMA) vs. Cody Brundage (10-5 MMA)
  • Deiveson Figueiredo (22-3 MMA) vs. Cody Garbrandt (13-5 MMA)
  • Holly Holm (15-6 MMA) vs. Kayla Harrison (16-1 MMA)
  • Sodiq Yusuff (13-3 MMA) vs. Diego Lopes (23-6 MMA)
  • Bobby Green (31-15 MMA) vs. Jim Miller (36-17 MMA)

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Jessica Andrade and Marina Rodriguez collide this April? Who else would you like to see added to UFC 300 card?

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