Round 1: The women touch gloves. Andrade lands a left hand that backs Sexton up. Andrade lands a combination. They clinch before separating. Sexton moves in with a right hand. Andrade counters with a solid right hand. Andrade delivers an outside leg kick. Sexton catches it and works to get the fight to the ground. Andrade shakes it off and lands a right hand. Sexton is bleeding from the nose. Sexton lands an outside leg kick. Andrade lands a combination. Sexton answers with a right hand. Andrade lands a big right hand. She presses Sexton against the cage. Sexton lands a right hand. Andrade presses forward with punches. Sexton lands a counter right hand. Andrade secures a takedown and lands in side control. Sexton stands and lands knees to the body. Andrade answers with a right hand. Sexton works for a takedown but Andrade shakes off the attempt. Andrade lands a right hand that knocks Sexton down. Andrade lands an illegal knee at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Andrade.
Round 2: Sexton lands a right hand. Andrade counters and unloads shots. Sexton fires back with a superman punch. Sexton looks for a takedown but Andrade sprawls. Andrade lands to the body with a kick. Andrade flurries. She lands a big knee. Sexton is taking damage. When Andrade lands, she hurts Sexton. Andrade lands a left hand. She lands a combination. Andrade lands an uppercut. Sexton fires back, but there’s nothing behind it. Two minutes remain in the round. Andrade jumps in with a knee. Andrade lands a hard combination. She mixes in kicks to the body. Sexton is getting beat up. She’s unstable on her feet. Joe Rogan is calling for the fight to be stopped. Sexton secures a takedown. Andrade gets back to her feet at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Andrade.
Round 3: Sexton’s face tells the tale of this one. Sexton lands leg kicks. Andrade lands a right hand. Sexton looks for a takedown. She presses Andrade against the cage. Andrade turns her and backs away. Sexton steps in and lands a big right hand. Andrade fires back with a clean combination. Andrade lands a kick to the body. She continues to do damage. Andrade continues to keep the pressure on. Andrade delivers a hard left hook. Sexton changes levels but Andrade stuffs the takedown attempt. Andrade lands a combination. Sexton is one tough female, but the fight is one-sided. Andrade pours it on in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Andrade.
The judges scored the fight for Andrade by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-26, 30-27 and 30-26.