Highlights: Erin Blanchfield RNCs Andrade at UFC Vegas 69

On last night’s UFC card, fans were in for a treat as two of the top-ranked flyweights battled it out in the main card. Jéssica Andrade, the former strawweight champion, was facing the surging 125-pound contender Erin Blanchfield.

Andrade was on a three win streak heading into the event, and her latest victories have been quite impressive. She knocked out Cynthia Calvillo in the first round and then pulled off a standing arm triangle on Amanda Lemos, a move deemed impossible by many.

In her last match, she won a unanimous decision over Lauren Murphy, proving her skills in the ring.

On the other hand, Blanchfield, currently listed as the UFC’s #10 ranked flyweight, is enjoying a seven win streak. In her four appearances in the Octagon, she won two decisions and snagged two submissions, showing her versatility in the ring. Blanchfield has a clear path to the titlewith a win against Andrade.

The bout between Erin Blanchfield and Jéssica Andrade was exciting on a card riddled with decisions. Andrade was letting her hands go right away, but Blanchfield was quick to respond. Blanchfield then tried to take down Andrade, but she wasn’t having any of it. Andrade continued to stuff the takedown attempts, but Blanchfield found success with her striking. Erin was catching Jéssica with her chin up in the air, but Andrade was countering with hefty hands.

In the second round, Blanchfield finally landed a takedown. Andrade exposed her back, and Blanchfield went right for the rear-naked choke before even sinking the hooks in. The former strawweight champion had no other option but to tap out. Blanchfield’s win is massive, proving that she is a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight division.

Blanchfield’s win was impressive and showed that she has what it takes to become a future champion. On the other hand, Andrade took this on short notice and might have to put in a full camp if she’s hoping to get to challenge Valentina Shevchenko for the belt in future.