Rose Namajunas vs. Jéssica Andrade Reported for UFC 237 in Brazil • MMA News

Jéssica Andrade will get hold of a second chance at UFC gold as she’s going to reportedly drawback reigning strawweight champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 in Brazil scheduled for Might 11th. News of the bout was initially reported by ESPN. The reported title safety will put Rose Namajunas lifeless coronary heart in hostile territory and can provide Jéssica Andrade the prospect to turn into the third female Brazilian to change right into a UFC champion.

Jessica Andrade’s title shot may have come nearly two years to the day of her earlier title shot, which occurred on Might 13,, 2017 in the direction of Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Following the loss, Andrade proceeded undeterred in her quest to change right into a UFC champion, taking out Claudia Gadehla, Tecia Torres, and, most not too way back, Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 by way of first spherical knockout, a effectivity that caught the attention of the reigning champion:

“I’ve all the time had my eye on Jessica Andrade,” Namajunas talked about earlier this yr when addressing her subsequent title opponent. “However let’s simply say her final efficiency undoubtedly modified some issues and made a extra clear assertion about who deserves the following shot.”

Followers have been wanting to see Rose Namajunas make her Octagon return, as her last battle was in April in the direction of a regular opponent to Andrade, former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Namajunas would self-discipline further favorable outcomes than her future opponent, defeating Jędrzejczyk for the second consecutive time in the event. This scrap between Namajunas and Andrade has been a really very long time coming, and 13 months after her last title safety, Namajunas will look to remind the world that she is the model new strawweight queen.

UFC 237 takes place on Might 11th, 2019 from Brazil in a venue to be determined. There isn’t a phrase however on what could be the event’s necessary event.

What’s your early prediction for this strawweight title battle? Will Rose Namajunas effectively defend for the second time? Or will Jessica Andrade cash in on her second chance?


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