Former UFC Strawweight Champion Jessica Andrade is rejoicing along with the UFC Universe, as the much-awaited UFC 249 finally has some certainty to its future.
She will face Rose Namajunas for the second time on 18 April. The two first locked horns at UFC 237 in May 2019. Champion at the time, Rose lost her title to Jessica via knockout (slam) in the second round.
And now, it looks like the two are aching to get their hands on each other again. Jessica took to Instagram to share her excitement about facing Rose again.
Along with the thunderous Women Strawweight bout, the fight card for UFC 249 is filled with exciting fixtures. This includes fixtures that were previously canceled due to the coronavirus.
Looks like Dana White has shut the mouths of all those who said that he won’t be able to make this event come true. Moreover, he has even lived up to his claim of making UFC 249, undoubtedly, the “baddest” card ever.
The bout between the two is one of the most anticipated fights on the card for UFC 249. This is because of the way their bout progressed the last time these two met inside the octagon.
“Thug” Rose started out strong with the offensive and maintained the same throughout the round. She was quick with her movement and landed many more strikes as compared to Andrade.
The second round, too, saw Rose capitalizing on the striking department. However, in a moment of fate, the two entered a grapple stance.
It was then that “Bate Estaca” used her monstrous and phenomenal raw strength to pick Rose up and smash her into the canvas. She proceeded for ground-and-pound, although the damage had already been done.
And hence, Jessica Andrade stripped Rose of the title, even though she would lose it to Weili Zhang in her first defense.
What do you think the outcome of the bout between the Strawweights will be this time around?
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