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#5 Women's Strawweight Division



Virna Jandiroba

Women's Strawweight Division

19-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Virna Jandiroba

athlete record


Learn more about Virna Jandiroba's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
State of Bahia, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 27, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013
  • 13 wins by submission (7 RNC, triangle, 4 armbar, arm triangle), one by KO
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Has won five of her last seven
  • Made one successful Invicta FC title defense
  • Had 3-0 Invicta FC record
  • Origin of nickname: “A bird of prey from her region from the falcon family.”

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Jandiroba won a three round unanimous decision over Marina Rodriguez 

UFC on ESPN (5/14/22) Jandiroba won a three round unanimous decision over Angela Hill

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Jabdiroba lost a three round unanimous decision to Amanda Ribas

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Jandiroba won via TKO (injury) over Kanako Murata at 5:00 of the second round

UFC 256 (12/12/20) Jandiroba lost a three round unanimous decision to Mackenzie Dern

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Jandiroba submitted Felice Herrig via armbar at 1:44 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Jandiroba submitted Mallory Martin via rear naked choke at 1:16 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Jandiroba lost a three round unanimous decision to Carla Esparza

When and why did you start training for fighting? I first started martial arts with Kung Fu as a child. I started in BJJ competition in 2005 and that helped me a lot with anxiety issues I had back then.

What ranks and titles have you held? Invicta FC Champion, World BJJ champion, Pan-American BJJ champion, Mercosul BJJ Champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a validation of all the work done by me, my coaches and tons of people that have been with me since the beginning.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I have a degree in physical education.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have worked on a bunch of things. I have been a PE teacher, receptionist, phone operator.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ, green/white prajied in Muay Thai

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand