Jessica Andrade

It wasn’t looking good for Jessica Andrade in the opening round of her bout with Rose Namajunas, but the Brazilian took the strawweight title in emphatic fashion at UFC 237.

Namajunas came out with a ton of movement and she cut Andrade open early with quick punches. Namajunas’ hand speed advantage was very apparent early on, and after Andrade ate more shots, she clinched up. Andrade picked the champ up and went for a slam, but Namajunas countered nicely with an armbar attempt. The action spilled to the floor late in the round, and Namajunas was on top. Andrade worked her way out, however,  and continued to press forward.

Andrade came out aggressively in round two and winged big hooks. Namajunas looked to counter and offered the odd stance switch. Namajunas threatened with a level change mid-round but Andrade defended. Moments later, Andrade picked Namajunas high in the air and slammed “Thug” on her head, and that was that. Thankfully, Namajunas appeared to be okay after the bout was called.

Here are the complete results for UFC 237, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jessica Andrade def. Rose Namajunas via KO (slam) R2, 2:58

Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via TKO (leg kick / injury) R1, 4:47

Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia via submission (armbar) R3, 3:24

Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO (punches) R1, 2:07

Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes via KO (punch) R3, 4:13

Clay Guida def. B.J. Penn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo via KO (punch) R3, 0:48

Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:49

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