AKA

Virna
"Carcara"
Jandiroba

Stats

Stance: Orthodox
Division: Women's Strawweight
Height: 5' 3"
Reach: 64"
Leg reach: 37.00
Weight: 115 lbs.
Team: Team Velame
Nationality: Brazilian
Age: 36

Accolades

Recent win streak: 2
Wins by KO: 1
Wins by submission: 13
Wins by decision: 3
Avg. Sig. Strikes Per Event: 27.5

ATHLETE METRICS

STRIKING ACCURACY

Significant Strikes Attempted: 642
Significant Strikes Landed: 248

TAKEDOWN ACCURACY

Takedowns Attempted: 47
Takedowns Landed: 3

BIOGRAPHY

Born on May 30, 1988, Virna Carole Andrade Jandiroba is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA) who competes in the strawweight division of the UFC. Her early exposure to the martial arts world began with training in kung fu during her childhood. Later on, she turned her interest towards Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She continued her training diligently, earning a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, paving the way for her journey into mixed martial arts.

In 2013, Jandiroba kick-started her professional MMA career primarily in Brazil, putting up an impressive undefeated show of 11 victories before she signed a contract with the Invicta Fighting Championships, a premier platform for women’s MMA.

She made her Invicta debut on December 8, 2017, at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz, competing against Amy Montenegro. Showcasing her skills and fierce determination, Jandiroba triumphed in the first round with an armbar submission, marking a notable beginning in Invicta.

Her chance to compete for the Invicta Strawweight Championship came in the form of a match against Janaisa Morandin scheduled on March 24, 2018, at Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba. However, the unexpected withdrawal of Morandin due to a tooth infection saw the entry of Mizuki Inoue as a replacement. Jandiroba seized the opportunity and emerged victorious in a split decision, capturing the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.

She successfully defended her newly-acquired title only months later against Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin on September 1, 2018. An excellent performance resulted in her submitting Morandin in the second round, retaining the coveted Strawweight Championship title.

Her remarkable performance in Invicta paved the way for her entry into the UFC. On April 27, 2019, Jandiroba made her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson, where she replaced an injured Lívia Renata Souza to face Carla Esparza. Unfortunately, her first UFC fight ended in a unanimous decision in favor of Esparza. Though a tough blow, she viewed this loss as a stepping stone towards improvement and better performances.

Over the years, Jandiroba built a formidable track record. On August 15, 2020, her victory over Felice Herrig at UFC 252, earned her the Performance of the Night award. In a string of other fights, she won some, lost some but remained resilient, putting forth strong performance after performance. She faced significant fighters such as Mackenzie Dern on December 12, 2020, at UFC 256, Kanako Murata on June 19, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 25, Amanda Ribas on October 30, 2021, at UFC 267, and Angela Hill on May 14, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 36.

In a thrilling match against Marina Rodriguez in UFC 288 on May 6, 2023, Jandiroba’s skills championed her through with a unanimous verdict. She was eager to put her training to the test against Tatiana Suarez, scheduled for August 5, 2023, but an unfortunate knee injury and following surgery led to her withdrawal and replacement.

As of September 19, 2023, Jandiroba is ranked as the #6 women’s strawweight fighter in UFC rankings. Currently, she is gearing up to face Loopy Godinez on March 30, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 239, ready to exhibit her martial arts prowess and further escalate her MMA journey. Through her career, Virna Carole Andrade Jandiroba has proven herself as a talented and determined fighter, and the world of mixed martial arts continues to watch her thrilling journey.

Fight History

Amanda Lemos
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jul 20, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Jandiroba
Loopy Godinez
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 30, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot
Marina Rodriguez
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 06, 2023
UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
288
Angela Hill
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 14, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
Amanda Ribas
Virna Jandiroba: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 30, 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
267
Kanako Murata
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Jun 19, 2021
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige
Mackenzie Dern
Virna Jandiroba: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 12, 2020
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno
256
Felice Herrig
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 1:44
Sat. Aug 15, 2020
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3
252
Mallory Martin
Virna Jandiroba: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 1:16
Sat. Dec 07, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What Is Virna Jandiroba's Record?
Virna Jandiroba's record in UFC is 19 wins and 3 losses with no draws.

What Happened To Virna Jandiroba's Eye?
As a UFC journalist, I can't provide specific details because the exact incident regarding Virna Jandiroba's eye is not mentioned in the context provided.

Who Is Virna Jandiroba In UFC?
Virna Jandiroba is a former Invicta Strawweight champion who, as of September 19, 2023, ranks #6 in the UFC women's strawweight division.

Who Will Virna Jandiroba Fight Next?
Virna Jandiroba will fight Loopy Godinez next in UFC's March 30 lineup.

Has Ariel Helwani Interviewed Virna Jandiroba?
Yes, Ariel Helwani has interviewed Virna Jandiroba.

Who Is Virna Jandiroba Raul Rosas Jr?
Virna Jandiroba is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, not Raul Rosas Jr.

What Information Does Sherdog Provide About Virna Jandiroba?
Sherdog provides information about Virna "Carcara" Jandiroba's MMA stats, pictures, and news updates.

Who Won The Fight Between Virna Jandiroba And Marina Rodriguez?
Virna Jandiroba won the fight against Marina Rodriguez at UFC 288.

Who Is Virna Jandiroba On ESPN?
Virna Jandiroba on ESPN is a Brazilian mixed martial artist competing in the UFC's strawweight division and is currently ranked #6 as of September 19, 2023.