The Ultimate Fighting Championship is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for UFC 237; featuring the Women’s Strawweight title on the line.
In the main event Jessica Andrade challenges Rose Namajunas for the UFC’s 115 lbs. championship. Namajunas dethroned Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 & won the rematch at UFC 223.
Andrade Failed UFC strawweight champion at UFC 211, losing a unanimous decision to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The Brazilian has rebounded with a 3-fight win streak, defeating Claudia Gadelha, Tecia Torres, & Karloina Kowalkiewicz.
The card also features former Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, former Lightweight an Welterweight champion BJ Penn. Also, former title challenger Thiago Alves & Bethe Correia.
ESPN+ PPV Main Card
WSW Title: (new champ) Jessica Andrade (20-6) def. Rose Namajunas (8-4) by KO (slam) 2:58 R2
MW: Jared Cannonier (12-4) def. Anderson Silva (34-10) by TKO (leg kick right knee injury) 4:47 R1
FW: Alexander Volkanovski (20-1) def. Jose Aldo (28-5) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
WW: Laureano Staropoli (9-1) def. Thiago Alves (23-14) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
WBW: Irene Aldana (10-4) def. Bethe Correia (10-4-1) by submission (armbar) 3:24 R3
LHW: Ryan Spann (16-5) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-9) by KO (punches) 2:07 R1
LW: Thiago Moises (12-3) def. Kurt Holobaugh (17-7) by (30-27, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
WW: Warlley Alves (13-3) def. Sergio Moraes (14-5-1) by KO (uppercut) 4:13 R3
LW: Clay Guida (35-18) def. B.J. Penn (16-14-2) by (29-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
WFlyW: Luana Carolina (6-1) def. Priscila Cachoeira (8-3) by (29-27, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
BW: Raoni Barcelos (14-1) def. Carlos Huachin (10-4) by TKO (ground & pound) 4:49 R2
WBW: Viviane Araujo (7-1) def. Talita Bernardo (4-5) by KO (overhand right) 0:48 R3