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Jessica Andrade ready to welcome Miesha Tate to the Flyweight division

LockerRoom Team
28 December 2021

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently teased a potential move to the Flyweight division. Miesha dropped the update after her friend Julianna Pena won the UFC Bantamweight title from Amanda Nunes but when concluding, Miesha added that nothing has been finalized yet.

The tease from Miesha has evoked some interest in former UFC Strawweight champion Jessica Andrade. During her recent interview with MMA Fighting, Andrade detailed how Miesha Tate paved way for her entry into the UFC.

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“I recently read that Miesha is thinking about the idea of going down to 125 pounds and I would love to be her first opponent in this new weight class. Maybe she never thought about it, but I entered the UFC because of her, when she went to shoot TUF with Ronda [Rousey] and withdrew from a fight with Liz Carmouche, and I was signed as her replacement,” Andrade said (h/t MMA Fighting).

Though Andrade had an average run in Bantamweight, she found success in the Strawweight division where she managed to win the title by defeating Rose Namajunas. Andrade further detailed that a fight between former Strawweight champion and former Bantamweight champion at Flyweight would be something interesting for the fans.

“[Tate and I] went different directions in the organization, but I followed her this entire time in the UFC when I still competed at 135. She won the 135 belt right after I dropped to 115. I believe that a fight between a former strawweight champion and a former bantamweight champion would be an interesting show for the fans,” she concluded.

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