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Jessica Andrade vs Erin Blanchfield report
Who won Andrade vs Blanchfield?
Erin Blanchfield beat Jessica Andrade by submission in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield, on Saturday 18th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Andrade vs Blanchfield stats
Jessica Andrade stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Erin Blanchfield made her way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Andrade had an advantage in power over Blanchfield, with a 38% knock out percentage over Blanchfield's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Andrade had a slight advantage over Blanchfield, with a 33% submission rate over Blanchfield's 30%.
Jessica Andrade was the older woman by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Blanchfield had a height advantage of 3 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Andrade was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made her debut in 2011, 6 years and 6 months earlier than Blanchfield, whose first professional fight was in 2018. She had fought 40 more professional rounds, 67 to Blanchfield's 27.
Andrade vs Blanchfield form
Andrade had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Lauren Murphy at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, she had defeated Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, she had beat Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
She had won against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Andrade vs Blanchfield?
Jessica Andrade was a 87/100 (-110) favourite going into the contest, while Erin Blanchfield made her way into the ring at 19/20 (-110) with oddsmakers.
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