UFC 211 Results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
A strawweight title fight between current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Jessica Andrade served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 211 fight card in Dallas, Texas.
Round one begins and Jedrzejczyk lands two early low kicks. She throws a jab and then lands another low kick. Andrade fires back with a leg kick of her own. More leg kicks from Joanna. She is looking sharp early. She comes forward with a flurry but Andrade tags her and then presses forward. The fighters exchange punches and Andrade lands a hard shot. She presses Joanna against the fence and then secures a takedown. She looks to secure a choke. It is not there and Joanna scrambles up to her feet. She lands a nice shot but Jessica shoots in and presses her against the cage. They exchange knees and then break. Joanna lands a leg kick. She paws with a left jab. Joanna retreats but lands a pair of leg kicks and then a head kick. Jessica just continues to press forward. The champ has a serious bump on her forehead now. Andrade with a pair of big low kicks. She charges forward with a flurry of punches but Joanna lands a knee. Joanna scores with a nice jab. Andrade shoots in and presses the champ against the fence. She secures a takedown and gets it but Joanna is right back up. Two big low kicks score for Joanna to end the round.
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Round two begins Jedrzejczyk starts things off with two hard low kicks. She lands another. Andrade replies with one of her own. Joanna with another chopping low kick. Andrade presses forward with a front kick. Joanna keeps her at bay with another hard low kick. Jessica is just looking for a way inside here. Joanna is doing an excellent job maintaining distance. Another hard low kick from Jedrzejczyk. She follows that up with a right hand. Joanna circles and Jessica charges in with strikes. She can’t find a home for anything in this round. Joanna is doing a remarkable job of staying on the outside and lands counters anytime Jessica charges in. Andrade presses forward with a body kick. Joanna replies with a leg kick. Jessica charges forward and eats a left. Joanna scores with a right but Andrade just eats it and throws off some bombs. Andrade with a takedown attempt. She gets it but it is short lived as Joanna gets right back up. Joanna retreats off the cage but lands a head kick. She drops Andrade with a punch but Jessica stands up and lands a big right of her own. Joanna with another jab to close out the round.
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Round three begins and Jedrzejczyk lands a pair of low kicks to start. She lands a beautiful head kick. Joanna with a right hand and then another low kick. Jessica charges in and presses Joanna against the fence. She attempts a takedown but cannot secure it. Joanna breaks off the cage and lands another low kick. More viscous leg kicks from Joanna. She is lighting Andrade up now. Still, Jessica just takes the punishment and presses on. She comes forward and lands a left hand on the champion. Joanna circles away and then lands a pair of low kicks. Andrade comes forward with strikes and may have landed a left. Joanna circles out and then comes forward with a right hand. Jessica is utilizing a ton of pressure now. She finally gets a hold of Joanna and presses her against the fence. Nothing doing and round three comes to an end.
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Round four begins and Andrade immediately presses forward but eats a pair of low kicks for her troubles. Joanna with a head kick that lands. Andrade eats it and moves forward with a left. Joanna circles away and then regroups. She lands a low kick. She follows that strike up with a right hand and then a right low kick. Andrade continues to press forward but is just getting lit up while coming in. Joanna with a left and then a right. She lands another head kick. Andrade continues to press on. She eats another combination. Two things are certain now, Andrade is super tough and Joanna is the champion for a reason. The fighters clinch and exchange knees. Jessica presses Joanna against the fence. She is working hard for a takedown but Joanna is doing a great job of defending. Andrade picks Joanna up but when she goes to slam her down Joanna lands on her feet. Jedrzejczyk with a leg kick and then another. She lands a hard right hand. Andrade is battered but continues to move forward. Joanna is countering her every time she comes in. Both women exchange right hands. Andrade presses forward but round four comes to an end.
Round five begins and Andrade immediately presses forward with punches. Joanna catches her with a jab. Joanna is circling away now. She knows she is up in this fight. Andrade presses forward but Joanna is just greeting her with the jab every time and then bouncing out. Andrade comes in with a spinning back fist that misses. She is in relentless pursuit of Joanna but just can not get close enough to land. Joanna circles out and lands a kick to the body while doing so. Andrade presses forward and is able to land a pair of right hands. Joanna fires back but Jessica lands a left hand. Joanna is retreating now. She lands a low kick but Jessica presses forward with a right hand. She shoots in for a takedown but cannot secure it. Joanna circles off the fence but Andrade continues to pursue her. She eats a big left jab from Joanna but just keeps coming. Jessica leaps in with a left hook. Joanna lands a knee in the clinch. Round five comes to an end.