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Jessica Andrade: Fan criticism interfered with my performance against Weili Zhang

Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade recently revealed a contributing factor to why she believes she lost her belt to Weili Zhang back in August. Knocked out in only 42 seconds by ‘Magnum,’ the Brazilian told Ag Fight that she allowed fan criticism get to her head before her first title defense.

After knocking out then champion Rose Namajunas via power slam, in a fight she was losing up until that moment, ‘Bate-Estaca’ says she wanted to show the world she did not become the champion due to a fluke. Unfortunately, she feels that attitude ended up costing her.