Jessica Andrade has booked her first fight of 2024.
The former UFC strawweight champion is scheduled to take on top contender Marina Rodriguez on April 13 at UFC 300 in Las Vegas. The bout will be contested at 115 pounds.
The UFC announced the matchup Friday afternoon.
This marks Andrade’s first fight bout of the year after a busy 2023 in which she fought five times, going 2-3. She last competed in November at UFC 295 where she stopped Mackenzie Dern in the second round. She won a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for her knockout. Prior to that, Andrade (25-12 MMA, 16-10 UFC) had consecutive losses to Tatiana Suarez, Yan Xiaonan and Erin Blanchfield.
Rodriguez (17-3-2 MMA, 7-3-2 UFC) looks to build off her TKO win over Michelle Waterson-Gomez back in September. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak for the Brazilian.
Below is the latest UFC 300 lineup:
Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway
Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan
Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm
Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
Cody Brundage vs. Bo Nickal
Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 300.