Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas added to UFC 217

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After weeks of rumors, Joanna Jedrzejczyk announced that she is fighting Rose Namajunas at UFC 217.


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Jedzejczyk, the undefeated strawweight champion, will be making her 6th title defense. She last fought at UFC 211 when she dominated Jessica Andrade.

Namajunas was a finalist for the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. She lost in the finals to Carla Esparza. The fight was for the inaugural strawweight title, which Esparza would lose to Jedrzejczyk.

Since that fight, Namajunas has gone 4-1. She submitted Michelle Waterson in her last fight.


UFC 217 is scheduled for November 4th in New York City, New York. The fight will be one of three title fights at the historic Madison Square Garden. The card will be headlined by the middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre. Cody Garbrandt will also defend his bantamweight title against TJ Dillashaw.

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