Jessica Andrade just made UFC history.
The former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion just landed the first standing arm-triangle submission in UFC history.
The arm-triangle is a submission that involves a lot of torque from the arms. The submission that is relatively hard to pull off anywhere else other than side-control, is rarely seen as a standing submission.
However, Jessica Andrade was able to pull off the rare “standing arm-triangle” choke.
In her main event against Amanda Lemos, Andrade showed she is still one of the best strawweights in the UFC.
The former champion brought the action to Lemos and pressured her throughout the round.
In one moment, Andrade had Lemos against the cage and clinched up with her. Andrade decided that she didn’t have to take Lemos to the ground in order to pull off a submission, and locked in the arm triangle while both were still standing.
What a savage Jessica Andrade is man.. pic.twitter.com/R1OVEBPr4R
— ????? (@BakeK82) April 24, 2022
With that victory, Andrade gets her first win as a Strawweight since her KO victory over Rose Namajunas in May of 2019.
Great night for Jiu-Jitsu. A standing arm triangle. Are you freaking kidding me? Insane squeeze strength from Andrade to pull this off. pic.twitter.com/bJ39PBEW2T
— MartialMind ???? (@MartialMind1) April 24, 2022
Andrade might be a potential challenger for the strawweight belt in the future.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.