UFC Fight Night in Brazil Gets Andrade-Reneau, de la Torre-‘Trator’ on Feb. 22

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 9, 2015
Jessica Andrade has won three straight fights. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com

The UFC’s Feb. 22 event in Brazil will include a bantamweight matchup between Jessica Andrade and Marion Reneau as well as a featherweight clash pitting Mike de la Torre against Tiago dos Santos e Silva.

Promotion officials recently announced the bouts. UFC Fight Night "Mir vs. Bigfoot" takes place at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Frank Mir and Antonio Silva.

The 23-year-old Andrade has won three straight fights in the Octagon since dropping her promotional debut to Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 8. Most recently, “Bate Estaca” submitted Larissa Pacheco with a guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night “Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2” on Sept. 13.

Reneau, meanwhile, was victorious in her first promotional foray, as she battered Alexis Dufresne en route to a unanimous decision triumph at UFC 182. Reneau is 5-1 as a professional, with four of those triumphs coming inside the distance.

De la Torre is still looking for his first UFC win. After dropping a split decision to Mark Bocek in his debut last April, the MMA Lab representative had a loss to Brian Ortega at UFC on Fox 12 changed to a no contest after Ortega tested positive for anabolic steroids.

More commonly known as Tiago “Trator,” the 27-year-old Team Nogueira representative was successful in his first UFC outing, taking a unanimous decision triumph over Akbarh Arreola at UFC on Fox 12. “Trator” has currently won 10 consecutive bouts.


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