After losing the 115-pound belt to Weili Zhang
in a 42-second TKO defeat last year, Andrade returned to the
Octagon at UFC 251, where she dropped a split decision against
Namajunas. Prior to that two-bout skid, “Bate Estaca” had been
victorious in seven of her previous eight promotional appearances.
When she makes her flyweight debut, Andrade will have competed in
three different weight classes within the Las Vegas-based
Chookagian, meanwhile, challened for flyweight gold at UFC 247,
where she suffered a third-round TKO loss to Valentina
Shevchenko on Feb. 8. She returned to the win column at UFC on
ESPN 9, earning a unanimous decision triumph against Antonina
Shevchenko on May 30.