Apr 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Rose Namajunas (red) and Michelle Waterson (not pictured) fight during UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 Set for UFC 223 in Brooklyn

The rematch is expected to serve as the co-main event at UFC 223

Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are going to run it back again.

The long rumored rematch between the reigning strawweight champion and her predecessor is now set take place at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on April 7.

UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Friday.

With the fight now official, Namajunas will face off with the woman she defeated to win the title last November when she stunned the world with a dominant first round finish against Jedrzejczyk.

That fight served as the first loss of Jedrzejczyk’s career but now she will attempt to avenge that defeat when she makes her return to action in April.

Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk 2 will serve as the co-main event at UFC 223 with the featured bout pitting interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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