On Saturday, May 13th Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0-0) will defend the UFC Woman’s Strawweight Championship for the fourth time against the No. 3 ranked contender Jessica Andrade (16-5-0) This will be the Co-main event at UFC 211.
Joanna began her professional career in Europe where she went 6-0 before debuting in the UFC in 2014 where she defeated Juliana Lima. “Joanna Champ” has three fight night bonuses: two fight of the night bonuses and one performance of the night bonus.
Likewise, Andrade began her pro career in Brazil, winning eight of her first ten fights. In July 2013, she made her UFC debut, as a bantamweight, against Liz Carmouche and was knocked out in the second round. In 2015 she made the move to strawweight, Andrade is 3-0 since making the move.
Stipe Miocic began his professional career in Ohio before joining the UFC in 2011. Miocic defeated Joey Beltran by unanimous decision in his debut. Last May, at UFC 198, he defeated Fabricio Werdum in the first round by knockout, and claimed the heavyweight championship.
Dos Santos turned pro in 2006 in Brazil, where he won six of his seven bouts before coming to the UFC in 2008. His debut bought was against Fabricio Werdum and knocked him out in the first round. In 2011 Dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1 for the heavyweight title.
These two men are not strangers, as they have fought before, in 2014. Junior Dos Santos won this bought in five rounds by way of unanimous decision.