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Virna Jandiroba
Born/Date of Birth: May 30, 1988
Place of Birth: Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil
Other names: Carcara
Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight: 115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Division: Strawweight
Team: Team Velame
Academia Fight House
Teacher: Luiz Carlos Dórea
Styles: Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Rank: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Virna Jandiroba (born May 30, 1988) is a mixed martial artist (MMA) from Brazil, competing in the strawweight division of the UFC. She is a former Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) Strawweight champion.

Background
Jandiroba started training kung fu when she was a child. She later turned to Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She transitioned and competed in mixed martial arts after she earned her Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Mixed martial arts career
Early career
Jandiroba started her professional MMA career in 2013 and fought primarily in Brazil. She amassed a record of 11-0 prior to signing for Invicta.

Invicta Fighting Championships
Jandiroba made her Invicta debut on December 8, 2017 at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedwiedz against Amy Montenegro. She won the fight, tapping out Montenegro via first-round armbar.

Jandiroba was scheduled to face Janaisa Morandin on March 24, 2018 at Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jandiroba for the Invicta strawweight championship. However, Morandin was forced to pulled out due to a tooth infection and she was replaced by Mizuki Inoue. She won the fight via a split decision with the scoreboard of (49-46, 46-49, 49-46) and crowned Invicta FC Strawweight Champion.

On September 1, 2018, Jandiroba made her first title defense at Invicta FC 31: Jandiroba vs. Morandin against Janaisa Morandin. She submitted Morandin in the second round and retained the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship title.

Ultimate Fighting Championship
In her UFC debut, Jandiroba replaced an injured Lívia Renata Souza against Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. She lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Jandiroba was expected to face Cortney Casey on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7. However, Casey withdrew from the event undisclosed reason and she was replaced by Lívia Renata Souza. In turn Souza withdrew from the bout due to back injury and she was replaced by Mallory Martin She won the fight via submission in the second round.

Jandiroba faced Felice Herrig on August 15, 2020 at UFC 252. She won the fight via a submission.

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