At UFC Vegas 52, former champ Jessica Andrade returned to the strawweight division with another highlight-reel performance, submitting Amanda Lemos with the first-ever standing arm-triangle in the octagon.
Andrade gave up height and reach to Lemos and struggled early on with her opponent’s length. But her unbelievable strength allowed her to grab and hold on until she heard her opponent gurgle, then tap out at the 3:13 mark of the opening frame in Saturday’s headliner at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC Vegas 52 main card.
Jessica Andrade def. Amanda Lemos
Standing arm triangle. Amazing submission #UFCVegas52— Thiago Moisés (@ThiagoMoisesMMA) April 24, 2022
Claudio Puelles def. Clay Guida
Wow this kids a killer— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 24, 2022
WOW!! Super impressive!! Slick kneebar at transition!! #UFCVegas52— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 24, 2022
That was the fastest knee bar transition I’ve ever seen!!! Impressive!!!— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) April 24, 2022
Maycee looks in great shape— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 24, 2022
2-1 Barber. Great performance from her. Both girls kept a hectic pace. Great fight. #UFCVegas52— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) April 24, 2022
Caught my boy Landon with his pants down— Jalin Turner (@JalinTurner) April 24, 2022
Been saying for a while now- Jourdain is the real deal. I think he’ll be around a long time and make a lot of noise in this division. #UFCVegas52— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) April 24, 2022
Chokes like that annoy me. It’s like, bro, do you train BJJ at all?? C’mon son! No disrespect, but it’s basic choke defense. “Fight the hands!!”— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 24, 2022
If he gets it after that, then I respect it a lot more. Jourdain did his thing!! #UFCVegas52