Rose Namajunas Aims For Spring Return Against Jessica Andrade

Rose Namajunas is targeting a spring return against the number two ranked strawweight. Namajunas hasn’t competed since April. She defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision in their rematch to retain her UFC strawweight title. “Thug…

Rose Namajunas is targeting a spring return against the number two ranked strawweight. Namajunas hasn’t competed since April. She defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision in their rematch to retain her UFC strawweight title. “Thug” Rose has been healing some injuries before stepping back inside the Octagon. The good news is, she has an idea […]

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Rose Namajunas Addresses UFC Return Timetable & Potential Opponent

Rose Namajunas talks about when she wants to make her UFC return and who she wants to fight.

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Rose Namajunas addresses who she wants to fight next and when she wants to make her return.

The UFC women’s strawweight champion is preparing for her return after two fights against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Their first fight went down in November at UFC 217 where Namajunas won with a first-round knockout and their second fight went down at the UFC 223 pay-per-view event in April that saw Namajunas win by decision.

The UFC champ hasn’t been seen since then but has provided an update on her MMA career. She spoke with MMA Fighting while at UFC Denver where she brought up the timeframe in which she expects to be back.

“I’ve mentioned it before that I like fighting in the spring and the fall. I think that’s a good time for me. So that’s what I’ve expressed already so we will see how things happen.”

Namajunas brought up potential fights with Jedrzejczyk, Jessica Andrade and Tatiana Suarez. She appears to be up for whatever the UFC wants to book next.

“I don’t see how anybody apart from Andrade would make sense. I know she wants to stay active and have another fight. But if not, that’s cool.”

The UFC champion continued by stating that she thinks the third fight with Jedrzejczyk is interesting. However, she’s not dismissing Andrade and Suarez either.

“Andrade definitely shook things up,” she stated, “I see Joanna Jedrzejczyk also got back on a winning streak so she’s going up so that’s kinda interesting as well. I dunno, other than that, I dunno. I guess Suarez she’s also starting to make some noise.”

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Rose Namajunas Names Next Strawweight Title Contender

After having gladly vanquished Joanna Jedrzejczyk from strawweight title contention, Rose Namajunas has been laying low and outside of the spotlight. But as she has remained in place at the top of the strawweight food chain, the division has seen movem…

After having gladly vanquished Joanna Jedrzejczyk from strawweight title contention, Rose Namajunas has been laying low and outside of the spotlight. But as she has remained in place at the top of the strawweight food chain, the division has seen movement. In a recent interview with UFC.com, Rose Namajunas discussed whom she believes to be […]

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Rose Namajunas Happy To Be Past Her Feud With Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Rose Namajunas is glad that she’ll soon focus on a new opponent for her next title defense. Namajunas is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a rematch. Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk developed a rivalry before their firs…

Rose Namajunas is glad that she’ll soon focus on a new opponent for her next title defense. Namajunas is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a rematch. Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk developed a rivalry before their first encounter. Jedrzejczyk played mind games but fell via TKO in the first round, losing her […]

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Is Using Footage of Conor McGregor’s Bus Attack to Sell UFC 229 Seedy or Savvy?

The UFC’s official position on Conor McGregor’s bus attack has pivoted 180 degrees since April. It has gone from “disgusting” to potentially deeply lucrative…

The UFC’s official position on Conor McGregor’s bus attack has pivoted 180 degrees since April. It has gone from “disgusting” to potentially deeply lucrative…

Vacant Women’s Flyweight Title Bout Official For UFC 231

Vacant women’s flyweight title bout is official for UFC 231 in Toronto, Canada.

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Vacant women’s flyweight title bout is official for UFC 231 in Toronto, Canada.

Valentina Shevchenko will take on Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the 125-pound strap December 8, 2018. This is the fight that was rumored and this is the fight that needed to happen. Although its unfortunate how they got here.

Nicco Montano won season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter as an underdog. Winning the inaugural women’s flyweight title in the process. Unfortunately for Montano, there were complications with her weight cut preparing for her first title defense against Shevchenko.

Montano was hospitalized just one day prior to her first title defense due to kidney issues. As a result, the fight was scrapped and the UFC stripped Montano of her title.

UFC President Dana White did confirm Shevchenko would get a chance to fight for the now-vacant title. She just needed an opponent.

Enter Joanna champion. Here is how the UFC confirmed the fight:

Jedrzejczyk, 31, most recently defeated Tecia Torres in July of this year. The win snapped back to back losses suffered at the hands of the current strawweight champion Rose Namajunas.

As for Shevchenko, she is also coming off of a rebound victory after suffering a super close decision loss at the hands of bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.

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