Virna Jandiroba


Next fight booked
March 3, 2021
Jandiroba will be taking on Kanako Murata in a strawweight bout at the UFC event on June 19, Marcelo Barone of reports.
Jandiroba will be making her first appearance since falling to Mackenzie Dern via unanimous decision back in December. Prior to that she submitted Felice Herring in August. Jandiroba will look to run her career MMA record to 17-2.
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Drops tight decision in Vegas
December 12, 2020
Jandiroba lost to Mackenzie Dern via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 256 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Jandiroba didn't emerge with the victory she was looking for, but she showed pretty well in this fight. Both she and Dern are submission specialists by trade, but this one quickly broke down into a wild brawl on the feet. Jandiroba managed to land more than her fair share of strikes, but it was Dern who connected with the harder shots. Jandiroba -- like Dern -- looks awkward and uncomfortable on the feet, but she's so good on the mat that she will be a legitimate threat to most any woman in the division if she is able to get her striking to just an average level. The Brazilian has fought considerably better than her 2-2 record with the UFC would lead you to believe. She's an easy top-ten strawweight at this point.
Matched against Mackenzie Dern
October 9, 2020
Jandiroba will take on Mackenzie Dern at UFC 256 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, reports.
Both fighters have rebounded from their first career professional loss with back-to-back wins. Jandiroba defeated Mallory Martin in the second round last December and Felice Herrig in the first round in August, both via submission.
Flawless performance in victory
August 15, 2020
Jandiroba defeated Felice Herrig via submission (Armbar) at 1:44 of Round 1 at UFC 253 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Jandiroba is a legitimate contender at 115 pounds. Her performance on Saturday was flawless. She scored a takedown on Herrig about 15 seconds into the fight, kept her pinned to the mat, and eventually clamped on the armbar that ended the fight. The fact the Brazilian has yet to score a knockout win in her MMA career is a tad concerning, but she can tap any woman on the roster without issue. Jandiroba now has 13 career wins via submission and she should find herself in the title picture in fairly short order. Meanwhile, she'll take home an extra $50,000 after being awarded Performance of the Night honors.
Set against Herrig on Aug. 15
June 11, 2020
Jandiroba is expected to fight Felice Herrig in a strawweight bout at the UFC's Aug. 15 event, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Jandiroba most recently emerged victorious over Mallory Martin at UFC Fight Night in Washington D.C. last December, logging a convincing win via submission. The talented submission specialist will look to overcome a two-inch height disadvantage against Herrig, who will make her first professional appearance since 2018 after recovering from an ACL tear.
Easily submits Mallory Martin
December 7, 2019
Jandiroba defeated Mallory Martin via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:16 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
It was an excellent rebound performance for Jandiroba on the heels of a unanimous decision setback to Carla Esparza in her UFC debut in April. Facing a far less talented opponent following the withdrawal of her originally scheduled opponent Linvinha Souza, Jandiroba easily got Martin to the mat early in Round 2 to score the 12th submission win of her pro career. The fact Jandiroba is yet to score a knockout victory is highly concerning moving forward, but she's clearly a talented submission specialist.