Andrade notched the first standing arm-triangle choke submission win in UFC history, submitting top contender Lemos in a fight that was starting to heat up.
Lemos was doing well while the fight lasted. She kept good distance from a much more powerful Andrade and was landing hard leg kicks that seemed to buckle Andrade. However, in a quick scramble, Andrade was able to get hold of Lemos’ neck and left arm and trap them in the arm-triangle position.
From there, Andrade kept a tight and constant squeeze. Lemos tried to stay composed and fight out of it, but it was too deep and eventually forced her to tap out.
With the historic result, Andrade made a successful return to 115 pounds. The Brazilian had a three-fight stint at flyweight, where she went 2-1 with her only loss in a title fight against champion Valentina Shevchenko.
“This is my division,” Andrade said in her in-octagon post-fight interview. “This is where I’m going to perform my best. I know that I’m ready to fight again for the title. If you guys can give me a shot, I’m going to be here. I’m going to be ready.”