Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko will take on Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 261 card.

In this post, we will break down Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Valentina Shevchenko is coming in with a 19-3-0 record. Shevchenko will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez in November.

Andrade, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Katlyn Chookagian on November 21, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie and holds a 21-8-0 record.

Valentina Shevchenkovs.Jessica Andrade
33
Age
29
5′ 5″
Height
5′ 1″
125 lbs.
Weight
115 lbs.
66″
Reach
62″
19-3-0
Record
21-8-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Valentina Shevchenko has an southpaw fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 29-year-old, Jessica Andrade is an orthodox fighter with a 62″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Valentina Shevchenko:
→ Shevchenko’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Shevchenko lands 2.98 significant strikes per minute.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown accuracy is 58%.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown average is 2.21 per 15 minutes.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown defense is 75%.

Shevchenko comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.98 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Andrade fires at 49% accuracy, landing about 6.38 significant strikes per minute. Valentina Shevchenko also has a 58% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.21 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Andrade’s 3.11 takedowns and 76% takedown accuracy.

Jessica Andrade:
→ Andrade’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Andrade lands 6.38 significant strikes per minute.
→ Andrade’s takedown accuracy is 57%.
→ Andrade’s takedown average is 3.11 per 15 minutes.
→ Andrade’s takedown defense is 76%.

Jessica spent on average 10:12 minutes in the Octagon and Valentina has an average fight time of 17:18 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 261 is live in , who do you think will win, Valentina or Jessica? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
Date
April 24, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Matchup
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

You can view the scheduled UFC 261 fight card, upcoming UFC schedule 2020, and latest MMA news.

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