Jessica Andrade Motivated To Keep Her Place In The UFC

Former UFC strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, is looking to snap her three fight losing skid, as she takes on Mackenzie Dern this coming weekend, at UFC 295.

Andrade has consistently floated between weight classes for the past few years, as she has tried to stay as active as possible. Her fight this weekend will mark her fifth of the year, and she competed on the first PPV card of the year, UFC 283. Andrade will tie the record for the most fights in a calendar year by a fighter.

Her last outing came against Tatiana Suarez back in August where she was submitted for the second time in three fights.

When talking about her recent form at the UFC 295 media day, Andrade focussed on how ‘excited’ she is about trying to turn her fortune around.

“I’m very excited because it’s part of my history again, to turn things around and to have a different outcome. God willing and myself too, I have the willpower for this I want it a lot, just close the year with golden keys, like we like to say in Brazil.”

The 32-year-old also admitted that she feels there is a lot of pressure on her to turn things around and to get back to winning ways.

“I think there is a lot of pressure on me, more pressure on myself to turn things around and to have a different outcome. You obviously feel the pressure that you want to have a different outcome going forward, but I’ve seen so many things throughout my career in the UFC that to me it’s more motivation. It’s motivation to get back in the win column, it’s motivation to have a comeback, it’s motivation to keep my place (in the UFC).”

Watch the full UFC 295 media day appearance from Jessica Andrade above.