Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Joanne Calderwood vs Jessica Andrade added to Sept. 10 UFC show

Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Andrade
The Daily Record in Scotland reported this morning that Scotland's very own Joanne Calderwood will face Jessica Andrade at UFC 203 Sept. 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. This fight will be at Strawweight. Joanne recently beat Valerie Letourneau by TKO at Flyweight. She said after the fight that she would return to Strawweight for her next fight. The UFC's Flyweight problem is that Valerie shouldn't fight at Strawweight. I don't know what they will do about her. Joanne is currently training at Tristar in Montreal. She is mainly a striker who is iffy on the ground. Jessica dropped from Bantamweight to Strawweight for her last fight. She beat Jessica Penne by TKO. I liked Jessica before she came to the UFC. But I think she has real potential as a Strawweight. The main advantage that Joanne has is her height. And if Joanne can keep Jessica at a distance, she can wear her down. But there could be trouble if Jessica takes it to the ground. She has excellent BJJ and she favours the guillotine as a finisher. But we have also seen her finish fights with strikes. She just has to avoid mistakes. This is a fight that could have title implications down the road. I think Joanne will be favoured but don't underestimate Jessica. You gotta like any fighter named after construction equipment.


  1. Sounds like a good match and fight. I did not know there is construction equipment named "Andrade"

  2. Her nickname is Bate Estaca which means piledriver in Porteuguese.

  3. hahaha!! Okay now I see what you mean Frank, very good. Thank-you sir.