United States
Hide

Jessica Andrade stuns Rose Namajunas, Anderson Silva falls

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jessica Andrade stunned Rose Namajunas with a second-round knockout to win the UFC 115-pound strawweight championship in her home country in the main event of UFC 237 on Saturday night. Andrade topped Amanda Nunes for the most wins among women in UFC history with 11. Andrade dropped to her knees in tears and raised her arms toward the sky as the Brazilian crowd went wild for the new champ. Andrade slammed Namajunas on her head — a very scary sight as the awkward angle of the landing could have resulted in a broken neck — and the fight was over at 2:58 of the second round. “I never pile-drived in the UFC,” Andrade said through an interpreter. It ended Namajunas’ reign that started when she beat Joanna Jedr ...
Top
Bottom