Rose Namajunas will return to the octagon for a rematch against Jessica Andrade at the strawweight division. Both the fighters squared off against each other last year in May at UFC 237, where Jessica Andrade emerged as the winner. In doing so, she also became the UFC strawweight champion of the world.
The former strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas dominated most of the fight when both these fighters first met, however, Andrade managed a slam KO in the second round to win the match.
While Andrade would later lose the title to Zeili Whang at UFC Fight Night by a first-round knockout, Namajunas did not compete inside the octagon in 2019 after the loss. Both the former champions will face each other yet again at UFC 249 at Barclays Centre, New York.
Rose Namajunas will look for redemption in the comeback fight
Namajunas is expected to come back stronger after a shocking defeat via a slam KO, something which isn’t very common with most of the UFC fights. Zhang Weili knocked out Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night. So two former champions will face each other. Additionally, it looks like if Namajunas is able to win, she might be next for the UFC gold.
In the co-main event of UFC 249, Uriah Hall will face Ronaldo Souza in the middleweight division. Souza will return to the middleweight division after losing to Blachowicz in his light heavyweight debut. Uriah Hall is coming off a split decision victory against Antonio Carlos Junior. Both the fighters will look to establish their name once again in the highly talented middleweight division.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will headline UFC 249
After having failed four times in the past due to one reason or another, MMA fans will hope that the match finally falls in order. Khabib Nurmagomdeov will defend his lightweight championship in his second title defense, against the former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson.
UFC 249 looks incredibly packed and the MMA world is in for a treat at the Barclays Centre.
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