Monday, October 26, 2020

UFC: Jessica Andrade offered to step in for Nicco Montano, fight for flyweight title at UFC 228

More from author

Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards finalised for Dec 19

UFC newcomer Khamzat Chimaev finally has a fight against a top-ranked welterweight contender in Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night main event on December...

Indian Wrestling Icon Ritu Phogat Will Compete At ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX

Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat will try to keep her blemish-free record squeaky clean against one of Cambodia’s most dangerous female strikers. “The Indian Tigress” will...

Professional Fighters League (PFL) announces date, broadcast details for 2021 season

Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format, today announced that the 2021 PFL...

Michael Chandler explains why he isn’t interested in fighting Islam Makhachev

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler recently signed with the UFC and is serving as the backup for the UFC 254 main event between...
Jay Rock
Jay Rockhttp://mmaindia.com
MMA, Boxing, NBA, Cricket, Betting
- Advertisement -

The Co-main event for UFC 228 was canceled after Nicco Montano failed to make weight and was hospitalized and Valentina Shevchenko, for the second time had her title fight canceled. However, female strawweight contender Jessica Andrade offered to step up in short notice.

Jessica Andrade is coming off a violent knockout victory against Polish Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the first round, Andrade was aggressive right from the beginning and was landing everything on Karolina, but during a close exchange minute into the first round, Andrade clipped Kowalkiewicz with a blistering right hand that instantaneously cut the lights off.

UFC: Jessica Andrade offered to step in for Nicco Montano, fight for flyweight title at UFC 228 - jessi

Andrade told the media that she was willing to fight for the 125-pound title, but it was after the weigh-ins so the commission said no (transcribed by MMA Fighting):

“I even offered to fight for the belt if they agreed to, but since they had already weighed me and done all the work, I wasn’t allowed by the athletic commission. But I’m happy I was able to help the promotion, help the UFC with a great show and excite people.”

Jessica Andrade is likely looking at the UFC title fight against Rose Namajunas at the end of the year at UFC 232  on the fight card in Las Vegas, which will be headlined by Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg.

Also Read-

https://www.mmaindia.com/ufc-mackenzie-dern-work-ufc-performance-institute-address-weight-cut-issues/

If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out SportsIndiaShow.com
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

- Advertisement - UFC: Jessica Andrade offered to step in for Nicco Montano, fight for flyweight title at UFC 228 - jessi