The UFC returns to Dallas with a vengeance this Saturday for a major PPV event: UFC 211, featuring two championship bouts at the top of the card. First, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (–165) will defend her Women’s Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade. Then Stipe Miocic (–140) will try to fend off Heavyweight challenger and former champ Junior dos Santos in the main event.
Jedrzejczyk (13-0 lifetime, 7-0 UFC) has yet to taste defeat in the Octagon, but she’ll face one of her toughest opponents yet in Andrade (16-5 lifetime, 7-3 UFC), who has won three straight fights since dropping down from Bantamweight last June. The Brazilian native earned performance bonuses for her last two bouts, a submission win over Joanne Calderwood (+105) and a unanimous decision over Angela Hill (+350).
The main event between Miocic (16-2 lifetime, 10-2 UFC) and dos Santos (18-4 lifetime, 12-3 UFC) is a rematch of their 2014 bout, where dos Santos prevailed in a unanimous, but close decision that saw both fighters earn performance bonuses. Since then, Miocic has won four straight fights and the Heavyweight belt, while dos Santos is 1-1 after taking a year off from active competition.