Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Defend Strawweight Title vs. Rose Namajunas at UFC 217

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 12, 2017

A third title bout has been added to the UFC 217 lineup, as Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her 115-pound belt against Rose Namajunas on Nov. 4.

Jedrzejczyk announced the pairing via Fox Sports on Tuesday. UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre. Additionally, Cody Garbrandt will square off against T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight strap.

Jedrzejczyk is unbeaten in 14 professional outings and has defended her belt five times since winning it with a second-round knockout of Carla Esparza at UFC 185. Most recently, the 30-year-old Poland native earned a five round verdict against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 on May 13.

Namajunas, meanwhile, has won three of her last four Octagon appearances, with her lone defeat during that time coming against former No. 1 contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201. In her last outing, the 25-year-old submitted Michelle Waterson with a rear-naked choke in the second frame at UFC on Fox 24.


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