Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Andrade set for UFC 211

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to defend her straw-weight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211.

The bout was announced by Jedrzejczyk via the FOX Sports: PROcast Twitter page.           

The matchup will serve as the co-main event of the card, which will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Junior Dos Santos.

Jedrzejczyk (13-0) will be making her fifth title defense since winning the belt in 2015. Her most recent win is a unanimous decision over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 in a bout that she largely dominated. Her two prior title defenses were decisions over Claudia Gadelha and Valerie Letourneau.

Andrade (16-5) has been on a tear ever since dropping down from bantamweight to straw-weight in June 2016. In her 115-lb debut, she faced Jessica Penne at UFC 199 and won by TKO in the second round. She followed that up with a first-round submission of Joanne Calderwood and a decision over Angela Hill to earn herself a title shot.

UFC 211 takes place on May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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