UFC 237’s Rose Namajunas Asked To Fight Jessica Andrade In Hostile Territory

Women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will return to action at UFC 237 when she defends her title against Jessica Andrade in Brazil. Namajunas will make the trip to Curitiba, Brazil along with her longtime boyfriend, former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, on May 11, 2019. “I wanted to fight in Brazil,” Namajunas said on a recent […]

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Women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will return to action at UFC 237 when she defends her title against Jessica Andrade in Brazil.

Namajunas will make the trip to Curitiba, Brazil along with her longtime boyfriend, former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, on May 11, 2019.

“I wanted to fight in Brazil,” Namajunas said on a recent edition of “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show.” Barry briefly took over the interview to revealed Rose was offered to defend her title at the upcoming UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV). He claimed she asked to fight in Andrade’s home county instead.

“That’s just how I perform best. I think it’s a great opportunity,” she added.

“I never ever really wanted to fight out of the country. The last time I left the country I lived in Indonesia, the middle of third-world conditions, no running water, no electricity. Just really challenging months for me,” she added when recalling her time living overseas.”

“We built a house for 30 days, living in tents and stuff like that. It was a real difficult thing I went through but it was one of those experiences where you hate it and love it,” she added. “Fighting in Brazil is definitely, I’d love to fight in my own backyard, of course, but fighting is not about being comfortable.”

Namajunas last competed in April of 2018 when she defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the second straight time. When she steps into the Octagon at UFC 237, the champion will be 13 months removed from her last title defense.

Couple that with the added pressure of the fight being in Brazil and “Thug Rose” has a serious challenge ahead of her in
Curitiba.

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Vasyl Lomachenko Next Title Defense Confirmed

Put all talk of a super fight with Gervonta Davis to bed for now. Vasyl Lomachenko’s next title defense has been confirmed. Per ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Lomachenko will be defending his WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight titles against Anthony Croll…

Put all talk of a super fight with Gervonta Davis to bed for now. Vasyl Lomachenko’s next title defense has been confirmed. Per ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Lomachenko will be defending his WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight titles against Anthony Crolla on April 12th on ESPN+. The show goes down from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Top […]

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Things Get Personal During Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller Press Conference

Jarrell Miller and Anthony Joshua do not like one another. Earlier today (Tues. February 19, 2019) the pair participated in a pre-fight press conference for their June 1st meeting in Madison Square Garden from New York City. It will be Joshua’s f…

Jarrell Miller and Anthony Joshua do not like one another. Earlier today (Tues. February 19, 2019) the pair participated in a pre-fight press conference for their June 1st meeting in Madison Square Garden from New York City. It will be Joshua’s first fight in the United States. Speaking at the press conference, things got personal […]

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Francis Ngannou Wants Title Shot Next; Not Miocic Rematch

Francis and Stipe Miocic are in agreement on two things: Stipe Miocic was the better man on the night of January 20, 2018 as over 16,000 fans witnessed from inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massaschussets; and that there should not be a rematch of that …

Francis and Stipe Miocic are in agreement on two things: Stipe Miocic was the better man on the night of January 20, 2018 as over 16,000 fans witnessed from inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massaschussets; and that there should not be a rematch of that bout…or, at least, not yet. Following Francis Ngannou’s TKO […]

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Valerie Loureda: ‘I’m Not Just A Pretty Face’

Bellator women’s flyweight competitor Valerie Loureda made a huge statement in her mixed martial arts (MMA) debut last weekend (Sat. February 16, 2019). Loureda, a Taekwondo black belt, defeated Colby Fletcher via first-round TKO. Before making h…

Bellator women’s flyweight competitor Valerie Loureda made a huge statement in her mixed martial arts (MMA) debut last weekend (Sat. February 16, 2019). Loureda, a Taekwondo black belt, defeated Colby Fletcher via first-round TKO. Before making her professional debut, Loureda went 2-1 in amateur competition. All three of those fights went the distance. However, now that she’s […]

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Vicente Luque Eyes Jorge Masvidal For Next Fight

Vicente Luque is coming fresh off the fight of his life from UFC Phoenix this past Saturday when he defeated Bryan Barberena via TKO. That makes four straight victories for Luque, andhe arrived at the number in dramatic fashion with the TKO coming with…

Vicente Luque is coming fresh off the fight of his life from UFC Phoenix this past Saturday when he defeated Bryan Barberena via TKO. That makes four straight victories for Luque, andhe arrived at the number in dramatic fashion with the TKO coming with only six seconds remaining in a bout where he was down […]

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