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UFC champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade was robbed on Thursday morning.
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

UFC champion Jessica Andrade went through a scary situation in Niteroi, Brazil, on Thursday morning.

Andrade was driving her a dark gray Honda HRV in Icarai with her wife Fernanda Gomes in the passenger’s seat when criminals stopped her and robbed the car and her smartphones, Gomes revealed on social media.

Andrade’s coach Gilliard Parana told MMA Fighting they are both fine despite the scare. The UFC fighter had car insurance, Parana said.

“Bate Estaca” reached the top of the 115-pound division earlier this month, knocking out Rose Namajunas to claim the title at UFC 237 at Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena. The arena is located around 25 miles away from where they were robbed on Thursday.

Living in Niteroi for more than six years, when she joined Parana Vale Tudo (PRVT), Andrade is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, capped off by back-to-back knockouts over Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The UFC has yet to announce her first title defense.

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