Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas 2 Targeted For UFC Event On July 11
A rematch between former UFC strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade is set for July 11 and is expected to take place on Fight Island.
Per Brett Okamoto of ESPN, a rematch between former strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade is official for July 11. The two were previously set to fight on April 18 and now their match-up will help to bolster what is expected to be the first card held on Fight Island.
“Thug” Rose Namajunas (8-4) is looking to get back in the win-column by avenging her loss to Jessica Andrade from May of last year. Namajunas had dominated the first round of their match-up but was stopped in the second round via a slam from Andrade. Prior to the bout, Namajunas had notched a win over Michelle Waterson and impressive back-to-back victories over longtime champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Namajunas withdrew from the rematch on April 18 (prior to the cancellation of the entire event) after losing a family member due to COVID-19.