Saturday, February 24 is UFC Fight Night on FOX. Josh Emmett faces Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight bout in Orlando, where Brazilian Jessica Andrade will also face American Tecia Torres aka Tiny Tornado. One day before the big event, while working out, the #2 strawweight Andrade met her idol and role model Marta. Both are from Brazil. “I follow her career closely,” says Andrade of Marta. See video below.
— UFC (@ufc) February 23, 2018
Marta Vieira da Silva aka Marta plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League and on the Brazil national team as a forward. She and the Brazilian team won silver medals at 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics. UFC Fight Night begins at 8pm on FOX. Ovince St. Preux will also face Ilir Latifi in a light-heavyweight bout.
“You don’t know when [Marta’s] gonna shimmy, when she’s gonna shake and blow by you.” ~ @alywagner
“Sam Kerr was there to finish it off!” ~ @jennhildreth
“Who’s there but Julie Ertz?”
🥁🥁🥁🥁 So ready for March 24!
— Jacqueline Purdy (@JacquelinePurdy) February 22, 2018