Brazilian rising star Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade picked up her second Octagon victory tonight at UFC 171: “Hendricks vs Lawler” in Dallas, Texas. The 22-year-old Andrade narrowly edged out TUF 18 semi-finalist Raquel “Rocky” Pennington in an action-packed three-round war at 135 pounds.
Andrade pressed the action with strikes and takedowns throughout the first two rounds, but Pennington came on strong late in the middle stanza and nearly finished the fight with a guillotine choke. Following a razor-thin third round, Andrade emerged victorious with a close win on the scorecards.
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