UFC Strawweight Champ Jessica Andrade Robbed At Gunpoint In Brazil
Jessica Andrade and her wife Fernanda Gomes are counting their blessings after a scary situation had them with guns pointed at their heads.
The UFC Strawweight champion found herself being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil on Thursday, according to MMA Junkie.
Gomes would take to Facebook and state they were driving their car when they suddenly got stopped by some gun-weilding criminals. They were then forced to give up their smartphones.
Andrade’s manager explained the situation in further detail:
“(Andrade’s) OK,” Tiago Okamura told MMAJunkie. “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. 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.”
The 27-year-old Andrade shocked the world when she defeated Rose Namajunas via knockout at UFC 237 in April to obtain the UFC strawweight title.