Apr 24 2021
Saturday

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States

Main Card
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
20-3-0
KO 2
KO 2
21-8-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
32
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 1" / 155 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDKOUD
Form
KOSDKOKOKO
20
Wins
21
6
By KO
8
30
KO%
38
7
By SUB
7
35
SUB%
33
3
Loses
8
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2011
23
Bouts
29
61
Rounds
58
4 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 11 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade report

Who won Shevchenko vs Andrade?

Valentina Shevchenko beat Jessica Andrade by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 261, on Saturday 24th April 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

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).

This contest was for the UFC Women’s Flyweight championship.

Shevchenko vs Andrade stats

Valentina Shevchenko stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Jessica Andrade made her way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Jessica Andrade marked her 27th fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2013.

Valentina Shevchenko's UFC record stood at 12-3-1, while Jessica Andrade's came in at 17-10-0.

The stats suggested Andrade had a slight advantage in power over Shevchenko, with a 38% knock out percentage over Shevchenko's 30%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shevchenko had a slight advantage over Andrade, with a 35% submission rate over Andrade's 33%.

Valentina Shevchenko was the older woman by 4 years, at 36 years old.

Shevchenko had a height advantage of 4 inches over Andrade. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Shevchenko was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2003, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Andrade, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 6 more professional rounds, 81 to Andrade's 75.

Shevchenko vs Andrade form

Shevchenko had won all 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Before that, she was victorious against Jessica Eye at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago, United States.

She had won against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

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 beaten 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 defeated 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 was victorious 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 won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Valentina Shevchenko had been fighting more than Jessica Andrade.

Going to this contest, Valentina Shevchenko had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 26 days ago, while Jessica Andrade's last outing had been 4 years, 8 months and 16 days ago.

Shevchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

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