Jessica "Bate Estaca" Andrade
FIGHTING STYLE: Muay Thai
DIVISION: Women's Flyweight
HEIGHT: 5' 1"
LEG REACH: 35.00
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
TEAM: Paraná Vale Tudo (2013–present)
NATIONALITY: Umuarama, Brazil
OUT OF: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 2452
Significant Strikes Landed:
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 69
Takedowns Landed: 33
Jessica Andrade is a professional mixed martial artist currently signed to the UFC, where she competes in the women’s strawweight division. Born on September 25, 1991 in Umuarama, Brazil, Andrade began her martial arts journey at age nine when she took up judo classes. She would go on to become successful and earn an invitation to join Chute Boxe Academy by Master Rudimar Fedrigo.
At Chute Boxe Academy, Andre trained in boxing and Muay Thai under coaches like Julio Cesar Pereira and Luiz Dorea. While her primary focus was MMA, Andrade also competed as an amateur boxer with five fights from 2008-2009 with four wins and one draw. In 2011 Andrade made her professional MMA debut at the first ever event held by Aspera FC against Ana Maria India where she won via triangle choke submission in round two.
Following that victory Jessica went on a six fight winning streak which included three more victories for Aspera FC as well as wins over Peruvian fighter Maira Mazar inside Jungle Fight promotion based out of Brazil before signing with Invicta Fighting Championships (IFC) for her next bout against Liz McCarthy which resulted in another victory for her via armbar submission at Invicta 3: Penne vs Sugiyama.
In 2013 after building up a 9-2 record while fighting mostly outside of UFC such as Pancrase and Jewels promotions it was announced that Andrade had signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On August 28th 2013 Jessica faced off against former title challenger Liz Carmouche who had previously fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 157 claiming the win via unanimous decision marking the start of what has been an impressive career so far inside Octagon walls beating notable opponents such as Raquel Pennington whom she defeated twice earning Performance Of The Night bonuses both times due to highlight reel knockouts but also losses tough fighters including Joanna Jędrzejczyk back when champion still held Strawweight gold belt or Rose Namajunas during their memorable fight from 2018 which earned Fight Of The Night honors due to its exciting back forth action both ladies put on display throughout five rounds even though Jessica lost this war via split decision judges final verdicts however being only 28 years old there are still many chapters yet to be written about this Brazilian warrior’s story within sport of Mixed Martial Arts!