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Who won Namajunas vs Andrade?
Rose Namajunas beat Jessica Andrade by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 251, on Saturday 11th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rose Namajunas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Namajunas vs Andrade stats
Rose Namajunas stepped into the ring with a record of 8 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Jessica Andrade made her way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Andrade had a large advantage in power over Namajunas, boosting at 35% knock out percentage over Namajunas' 13%.
Rose Namajunas was the younger woman by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Namajunas had a height advantage of 4 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Namajunas was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made her debut in 2013, 1 year and 3 months later than Andrade, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 26 less professional rounds, 35 to Andrade's 61.
Namajunas vs Andrade form
Andrade had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Weili Zhang at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China.
Previous to that, she had defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, she had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
Before that, she had won against Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando.
She had beat Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117 on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 24 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.