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UFC Vegas 52: Jessica Andrade finishes Amanda Lemos with first-ever standing triangle

Jessica Andrade made a statement at UFC Vegas 52 that raised eyebrows and put the strawweight division on notice.

Returning to 115 pounds to face No. 10 Amanda Lemos (11-2-1) after a good run at flyweight, Andrade (23-9-0) patiently took some leg kicks and strikes from the dangerous Lemos before ducking under and locking in the standing triangle that forced Lemos to tap at 3:13 of the first round.

Andrade notched her second consecutive win and secured the first standing triangle submission in UFC history. She also tied Amanda Nunes for the most wins for a female fighter in the octagon with 14, and the second most finishes by a female fighter with eight.

Dwight Grant and Sergey Khandozhko secured Fight of the Night, while Andrade and Claudio Puelles earned performances of the night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

In case you missed the prelims:

MIKE JACKSON DEF. DEAN BARRY VIA DQ (EYE GOUGING) R1 3:52

PHILIPE LINS DEF. MARCIN PRACHINO VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

PRESTON PARSONS DEF. EVAN ELDER VIA UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

QILENG AORI DEF. CAMERON ELSE VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R1 2:48

TYSON PEDRO DEF. IKE VILLANUEVA VIA KO (LEG KCK AND PUNCHES)

SERGEY KHANDOZJKO DEF. DWIGHT GRANT VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 4:15

MAIN CARD 

MARC-ANDRE BARRIAULT VS. JORDAN WRIGHT 

WINNER: MARC-ANDRE BARRIAULT VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R1 2:36

Andrews: The first of back-to-back guillotines.

LANDO VANATTA VS. CHARLES JOURDAIN 

 

WINNER: CHARLES JOURDAIN VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R1 2:36

ANDREWS PREDICTION: CHARLES JOURDAIN VIA UD

Andrews: Excellent tap for Jourdain.

#14 MAYCEE BARBER VS. MONTANA DE LA ROSA 

WINNER: MAYCEE BARBER VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREW PREDICTION: MAYCEE BARBER VIA UD

 

Andrews: Barber kept it standing and used the clinch to pile up the points.

CLAY GUIDA VS. CLAUDIO PUELLES

WINNER: CLAUDIO PUELLES VIA SUBMISSION (KNEEBAR) R1 3:01

ANDREWS PREDICTION: CLAY GUIDA VIA UD

Andrews: Excellent win for Puelles.

MAIN EVENT

#10 AMANDA LEMOS VS. JESSICA ANDRADE

WINNER: JESSICA ANDRADE VIA SUBMISSION (STANDING TRIANGLE) R1 3:13

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JESSICA ANDRADE VIA UD

Andrews: Wow! If Jessica can keep this level up, it’s bad news for the strawweight division.

The next UFC event is UFC on ESPN 35, which is scheduled for April 30 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rob Font takes on Marlon Vera in the bantamweight main event.

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KenaiAndrews
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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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