Last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 104, Jessica Andrade defeated Angela Hill via unanimous decision. The showing was also awarded fight of the night. Following the bout, UFC president Dana White confirmed Andrade is next in line for a shot at strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzjedczyk.
Not everyone in the 115-pound division is convinced the former women’s bantamweight fighter from Brazil is doing things the right way. In a post by someone on Instagram comparing Andrade’s victory against Jessica Penne at UFC 199 and her UFC 203 victory over Joanne Calderwood, Calderwood left a comment revealing she believes Andrade has been on steroids.
“(Expletive) it. People who use roids need to live knowing they need it. I know she was on it, if not was before and that’s her problem. I’d rather get a loss than cheat.”
Andrade has never failed a drug test in her career. She battered Penne to win by second-round TKO, whilst she tapped out Calderwood in the first-round. “Bate Estaca” is 16-5 overall and 7-3 with three consecutive wins since she moved down from bantamweight to strawweight.
Is Calderwood on to something, or is it just pure speculation? Andrade looked small when she was fighting at bantamweight, it could be a case of 115 pounds being the better weight class for her. We would like to make it clear there is nothing to show that Andrade is indeed on steroids, this is merely an accusation from a competitor who once lost to her.
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