Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas set as third title fight at UFC 217
Joanna Jedrzejczyk wanted to defend her title at UFC 217 in New York and now she’s got her wish as the longest reigning 115-pound champion in history will take on Rose Namajunas on Nov. 4 inside Madison Square Garden.
UFC officials announce the pairing on Tuesday.
Jedrzejczyk (14-0) was originally rumored to appear at UFC 216 in October but she had always wanted to return to New York for her next fight after defeating Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 last year.
Ultimately the UFC sided with Jedrzejczyk’s request as she will make her sixth title defense as part of one of the biggest cards of the year in November.
Namajunas (6-3) will get her second shot at UFC gold after coming up short in the inaugural women’s strawweight title fight following season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter”.
Most recently, Namajunas dispatched Michelle Waterson with an impressive second round submission to find herself back in title contention with the fight against Jedrzejczyk lined up in November.
The newly announced bout between Jedrzejczyk and Namajunas joins two other title fights on the card including Michael Bisping facing Georges St-Pierre for the middleweight championship while bantamweight king Cody Garbrandt puts his belt on the line against former teammate T.J. Dillashaw.