Biography(references)Jéssica and her older brother Fernando worked at their parents' plantation fields throughout their childhood until the farm was municipalized, leading to the prohibition of underage labor. At the age of 14, she started working at a fish & pay pond and later delivering medicine for a drug store. She succeeded well and eventually got offered to play for a São Paulo club, but her parents forbade her from moving. During school, Andrade started training judo and shortly afterward, in 2011, jiu-jitsu. Her teammates coined the nickname bate estaca , a term used in Brazil for body slams , after one of her first amateur BJJ competitions, when Andrade was caught in an armlock, she panicked and performed the illegal move on her opponent by lifting her and then slamming her head directly into the mat.
Fighter Trivia(references)Andrade married her longtime girlfriend Fernanda in 2019. On May 30, 2019, Andrade and Fernanda were robbed at gunpoint with their car and mobile phones being stolen in Brazil.
UFC: Tied (with Rose Namajunas) for most finishes in UFC Women's Strawweight division (5)
UFC: Most knockouts in UFC Women's Strawweight division (3)
UFC: Tied (Angela Hill) for most fights in UFC Women's history (21)
UFC: Most Fight of the Night bonuses in UFC Women's history (4)
UFC: Most Post Fight bonuses in UFC Women's history (9)
UFC: Tied (Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes) for most Performance of the Night bonuses in UFC Women's history (5)
UFC: Only woman in UFC history to win a fight in three weight classes
UFC: First standing arm-triangle choke finish in UFC History
UFC: Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Joanne Calderwood, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Rose Namajunas, Katlyn Chookagian and Amanda Lemos
UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Angela Hill, Cláudia Gadelha and Rose Namajunas (x2)
MMAJunkie.com: 2017 September Fight of the Month vs. Cláudia Gadelha
MMAJunkie.com: 2019 May Fight of the Month vs. Rose Namajunas
MMAJunkie.com: 2020 July Fight of the Month vs. Rose Namajunas
MMAJunkie.com: 2022 April Submission of the Month vs. Amanda Lemos
Top Finishes: Jessica Andrade
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