VIRNA "CARCARA" JANDIROBA
Virna "Carcará" Jandiroba (born May 30, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist (MMA), who currently competes in the strawweight division of the UFC. She is a former Invicta Fighting Championships (Invicta) Strawweight champion.
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
As of December 20, 2021, she is #11 in the UFC women's strawweight rankings.
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.
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. 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.
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.
MMA record: 17-3-0 / height: 5'3" (160 cm) / weight: 116 lbs (52.6 kg)