Jessica Andrade says she is willing to return to any of your previous weight classes if the opportunity presents itself. Andrade is the first woma
Jessica Andrade says she is willing to return to any of your previous weight classes if the opportunity presents itself.
Andrade is the first woman in UFC history to win a fight in three different weight classes. After starting his career at bantamweight, he won the strawweight title before competing for the flyweight title in his second fight in the division.
He now meets Cynthia Calvillo on the UFC 266 main card. Despite appearing to be at home in the flyweight division, Andrade says she is willing to fight at strawweight or bantamweight again if it means a better chance.
«It was the opportunity, Cynthia called me and it worked. But I’m still considering fighting strawweight at 115 (pounds), And even if the UFC wants me to fight at 135, I’m ready to do it«.
“I am ready to make a statement. This Saturday is not going to be any different. I want people to talk about me the next day and I’m sure they will talk about me «.
Two women Andrade is quite familiar with, Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili, are set to fight for the UFC strawweight title at UFC 268. Regardless of who wins, ‘Bate Estaca’ would be more than happy to face the champion in a rematch if the UFC is willing to make it happen.
«She had fought both of them, but Weili was very quick (when she lost to Namajunas). I think this time the fight is not going to be so fast. I think it will be a five round fight and maybe Rose will win on points. Maybe the UFC will give me a chance to fight Rose again or Weili, whoever wins the fight. A third fight against Rose or Weili ».
A fight against any of the women would surely get the attention of MMA fans. Andrade is 1-1 against Namajunas; defeated her by TKO in the second round in their first meeting to claim the championship, but lost a three-round decision in the rematch. However, the second fight was a back and forth affair that made Andrade appear to be in full control towards the end of the fight. A five-round fight between the two is almost certain to produce fireworks.
As for Weili, he quickly cut through Andrade in their fight, taking the title from him in less than a minute. The fast-paced nature of the fight has made many fans wonder what a rematch between the two would look like since then.