Virna Jandiroba

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Virna Jandiroba
Born (1988-05-30) May 30, 1988 (age 31)
Serrinha, Bahia
Other namesCarcara
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
DivisionStrawweight[1]
StyleBoxing, BJJ
TeamTeam Velame
Academia Fight House[2]
Teacher(s)Luiz Dórea[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins15
By submission12
By decision3
Losses1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Virna Jandiroba (born May 30, 1988) is a mixed martial artist (MMA) from Brazil, competing in the strawweight division of the UFC. She is a former Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) Strawweight champion.

Background[edit]

Jandiroba started training kung fu when she was a child. She later turned to Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She transitioned and competed in mixed martial arts after she earned her Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jandiroba started her professional MMA career since 2013 and fought primary in Brazil. She amassed a record of 11-0 prior signed by Invicta.[6]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Jandiroba made her Invicta debut on December 8, 2017 at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz against Amy Montenegro.[7] She won the fight, tapping out Montenegro via first-round armbar.[8]

Jandiroba was scheduled to face Janaisa Morandin on March 24, 2018 at Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba for the Invicta strawweight championship.[9] However, Morandin was forced to pulled out due to a tooth infection and she was replaced by Mizuki Inoue.[10] She won the fight via a split decision with the scoreboard of (49-46, 46-49, 49-46) and crowned Invicta FC Strawweight Champion.[11]

On September 1, 2018, Jandiroba made her first title defense at Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin against Janaisa Morandin.[12] She submitted Morandin in the second round and retain the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship title.[13]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In her UFC debut, Jandiroba replaced an injured Lívia Renata Souza against Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson.[14] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Jandiroba was expected to face Cortney Casey on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.[16] However, Casey withdrew from the event undisclosed reason and she was replaced by Lívia Renata Souza.[17] In turn Souza withdrew from the bout due to back injury and she was replaced by Mallory Martin[18] She won the fight via submission in the second round.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 15 wins 1 loss
By submission 12 0
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–1 Mallory Martin Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 2 1:16 Washington, D.C., United States
Loss 14–1 Carla Esparza Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson April 27, 2019 3 5:00 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 14–0 Janaisa Morandin Submission (arm-triangle choke) Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin September 1, 2018 2 2:23 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Defended the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 13–0 Mizuki Inoue Decision (split) Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba March 24, 2018 5 5:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Won the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Win 12–0 Amy Montenegro Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz December 8, 2017 1 2:50 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 11–0 Ericka Almeida Decision (split) Fight 2 Night 2 April 28, 2017 3 5:00 Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Win 10–0 Suiane Teixeira dos Santos Submission (armbar) MMA Pro 12 November 26, 2016 1 0:46 Serrinha, Brazil
Win 9–0 Lisa Ellis Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight 2 Night November 4, 2016 1 2:21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 8–0 Cristiane Lima Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight On 3 July 30, 2016 1 2:34 Salvador, Brazil
Win 7–0 Anne Karoline Nascimento Submission (armbar) Circuito MNA de MMA 2 April 9, 2016 2 3:29 Seabra, Brazil Won the vacant Circuito MNA de MMA Strawweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Aline Sattelmayer Decision (unanimous) The King of Arena Fight 2 November 14, 2015 3 5:00 Alagoinhas, Brazil Return to Strawweight.
Win 5–0 Cristiane Lima Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) Velame Fight Combat 4 September 12, 2015 1 2:53 Feira de Santana, Brazil Catchweight (121 lbs) bout.
Win 4–0 Carla Ramos Submission (triangle choke) Banzay Fight Championship 2 May 16, 2015 1 1:50 Candeias, Brazil Flyweight bout.
Win 3–0 Camila Lima Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Super Heroes 7 November 15, 2014 2 4:30 São Paulo, Brazil Strawweight bout.
Win 2–0 Gina Brito Silva Santana Submission (rear-naked choke) The Iron Fight 2 December 21, 2013 3 N/A Euclides da Cunha, Brazil
Win 1–0 Joana Santana Submission (rear-naked choke) Premier Fight League 10 June 15, 2013 1 0:41 Serrinha, Brazil

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You are being redirected..." www.graciemag.com. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  2. ^ "Virna Jandiroba ("Carcará") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ horas, Ivan Dias Marques, do Correio 24. "MMA: Baiana Virna Jandiroba disputará título do Invicta, nos EUA - iBahia". iBahia (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  4. ^ "You are being redirected..." www.graciemag.com. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  5. ^ "Invicta FC champ Virna Jandiroba: Defending my belt is the most important thing in my life". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  6. ^ "Invicta FC Signs Virna Jandiroba | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  7. ^ "Invicta FC 26 Gets Three New Bouts | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  8. ^ "Serrinhense Virna Jandiroba vence norte-americana no Invicta FC com finalização". A Voz do Campo (in Portuguese). 2017-12-09. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  9. ^ "Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin to fight for vacant Invicta FC strawweight title on March 24 - WMMA Rankings". WMMA Rankings. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  10. ^ "Fighter to watch this weekend: Virna 'Carcara' Jandiroba". FanSided. 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  11. ^ "Invicta FC 28 results: Virna Jandiroba dominates Mizuki Inoue to win strawweight title". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  12. ^ "Virna Jandiroba defends strawweight title vs. Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 31". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-03. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  13. ^ a b "Invicta FC 31 results: Champ Virna Jandiroba taps Janaisa Morandin". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  14. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2019-04-04). "Invicta FC champ Virna Jandiroba replaces injured Livinha Souza, meets Carla Esparza at UFC Fort Lauderdale". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  15. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-04-27). "UFC Fort Lauderdale Results: Carla Esparza Takes Close Fight from Virna Jandiroba". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  16. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-08-14). "Cortney Casey vs. Virna Jandiroba added to UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C." mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  17. ^ "Livinha Souza replaces Cortney Casey against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7". www.mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  18. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-11-26). "Mallory Martin replaces injured Livinha Souza against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  19. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-12-07). "UFC DC Results: Virna Jandiroba Gets First UFC Win, Submits Mallory Martin". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  20. ^ "Invicta FC 28 results: Virna Jandiroba dominates Mizuki Inoue to win strawweight title". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  21. ^ Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) (December 9, 2017). "#InvictaFC26 POTN Bonuses". Twitter. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  22. ^ Matt Bricker (September 2, 2018). "Invicta FC 31 Full Summary". MMASucka.com.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Virna". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-11.

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