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UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

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Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight champion Jessica Andrade was recently a victim of an armed robbery in her home country of Brazil. According to a statement Jessica’s manager, Tiago Okanura, gave to MMA Junkie, Andrade and her wife were stopped in Niteroi, Brazil and robbed of their phones, wallets and vehicle at gunpoint.

“She’s OK,” Okamura said. “They took her documents, they took the car, they took phones, so we just spent the day doing paperwork and canceling credit cards. … She did a (police) report, and also people are looking for the car,” he added.

“But right now, we’re just glad that nothing bad happened. Nothing major that can’t be regained. Both her and her wife are safe, so that’s all that matters.”

Thankfully, both women escapade unharmed, though Tiago says they were obviously left a bit rattled after the incident. For now, the duo are handling more paperwork before coming over to the United States for vacation.

“They were a bit shook, so I didn’t get into much detail. We just had to make sure the damage wasn’t bigger than it was, so that was the main work for the day. They are traveling to the U.S. in a couple of weeks (for a holiday), and Jessica had her passport on her, so we had to sort that out, too.”

The robbery comes just a few weeks removed from the biggest win of Jessica’s professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, scoring a knockout win over Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro to win the Strawweight title (see it here).

The incident also comes just a few days after former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping revealed that he was almost a victim of a robbery while in Cape Town, South Africa filming his latest movie.

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