Andrade dubs Esparza 'champion of boredom,' angles for title shot

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Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade is not holding back on how she feels about her division's new queen.

Andrade took to Twitter on Sunday to tear into Carla Esparza, who captured the 115-pound title with a lackluster split decision over Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 on Saturday.

A staple of the strawweight division, Andrade returned to that weight in April following a three-fight stint at 125 pounds. The 30-year-old defeated Amanda Lemos in a UFC Fight Night main event with the first standing arm-triangle choke in promotion history.

Currently ranked No. 5, Andrade defeated Namajunas in 2019 to become champion but lost the belt later that year to Zhang Weili.

UFC president Dana White said Saturday that Esparza will likely make her first title defense against the winner of Zhang's rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, which is set for June 11.

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