Even though many MMA pundits believe that Jessica Andrade is the toughest challenge to date for Joanna Jedrzejczyk, that shouldn’t be the case. Throughout her UFC career, Andrade has shown a tendency to constantly try to walk down her opponents in an attempt to get them into striking range. This trend has helped Andrade win the majority of her UFC fights because her opponents didn’t have the stamina to cut angles in the process of moving backward to avoid any strikes from landing. Due to this, some adversaries are forced to give into her pressure because they would attempt to cut angles and experience early fatigue from a lack of stamina, which would put them in a position to have to exchange with him. On the other hand, some opponents came to the conclusion that they were better off trading punches with him because they were aware of the fact that they didn’t have the stamina to cut angles. As a result, she would be given numerous chances to get into striking range and hurt the opponent. During these opportunities, she would repeatedly throw wide left or right hooks in hopes that one of the hooks can penetrate the defensive guard of the enemy and hurt her. While this strategy has given Andrade so much success, there are a few flaws within this strategy that can be easily exploited. For instance, when she would try to walk down his opponents Andrade would always carry her hands at chest height. As a result, she would be leaving her head wide open to be countered throughout the entire fight.
Due to the lack of diversity in her fighting style, Andrade should have a difficult time closing the distance on Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Joanna is one of the few UFC fighters who is capable of cutting angles on a consistent basis. As a result, I expect her to circle out every time Andrade is about to close the distance. Once this happens, Joanna should have a tiny window to land a left jab followed by the straight right as Andrade is trying to turn her body to continue the pursuit of Jedrzejczyk. Ultimately this scenario should replay itself at various points throughout the fight, leading Joanna to win a lopsided decision.