MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends strawweight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211

Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends strawweight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211  UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk announced Wednesday on FOXSports’ PROcast App that she will be defending her strawweight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211…

Jedrejezyk (13-0) is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Andrade (16-5) has gone undefeated since dropping down to 115 pounds, earning wins over Jessica Penne, Joanna Calderwood and most recently Angela Hill. UFC 211 takes place May 13th at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Here’s an updated look at the card… Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos – for heavyweight title Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets Andrew Holbrook vs. Gregor Gillespie slated for UFC 210 UFC officials announced lightweights Andrew Holbrook and Gregor Gillespie will square off at UFC 210. Holbrook (12-1) heads into this matchup off a split-decision victory over Jake Matthews back in November at UFC Fight Night 101. Gillespie (8-0) kept his unblemished record in tact in his UFC debut, earning a unanimous-decision win over Glaico França at UFC Fight Night 95. UFC 210 takes place on April 8th at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Bellator signs LFA bantamweight champion Leandro Higo For the second week in a row, Bellator has signed another LFA champion. Leandro Higo has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator according MMAFighting.  Higo (17-2) won the RFA bantamweight title last April and then followed that up by winning the LFA title in January, defeating Legacy FC champion Steven Peterson in January. The 28-year-old also appeared on Season 4 of TUF Brazil, where he lost by first-round submission to Bruno Mesquita. He heads into his Bellator debut on a four-fight win streak.  

Written by James Lynch

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