INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Jessica Andrade remembered to bring her punching power with her on her trip down from bantamweight to strawweight.
The Brazilian buzzsaw's transition to 115 pounds was a memorable one on Saturday night, as she dominated former Invicta atomweight champ Jessica Penne for a round and a half before finally getting a standing TKO. The time of the stoppage at UFC 199 at the Forum was 2:56 of the second round.
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Andrade set the tone early as she pressed forward and threw punches in bunches. Penne's main answer was to respond with front kicks, but Andrade caught on to that, too, and began catching the kicks before continuing her assault.
Penne may have been saved by the horn at the end of the first round, as Andrade pressed forward and dropped her. But she couldn't get untracked in the second, and Andradge just poured it on with unanswered punches until referee Jason Herzog waved off the bout.
"She's a very dangerous opponent, but I did my homework and had the best camp of my life and got the job done," Andrade said.
Andrade improved to 14-5 with her second win in her past three fight. Penne (12-4) lost her second fight in a row.