UFC 249 – Rose Namajunas Out Of Jessica Andrade Rematch
Former champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade were set to take another go on UFC 249 fight card but this anticipated rematch won’t go down.
The rematch between Namajunas (8-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Andrade (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) was to take place in the Co-headlining bout of UFC 249 which was scheduled to take place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, Calif. on April 18th.
The information of Namajunas withdrawal was first disclosed by a anonymous person close to the situation and this was first announced by a Brazilian News Outlet Combate. However , this person requested to remain anonymous as the UFC are yet to officially announce it.
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Andrade defeated Namajunas with a slam knockout in their first encounter back in May 2019, snatching away the 115 pound title back in UFC 237. The rematch was anticipated as Namajunas was handing Andrade a beating before the slam, which abruptly ended the contest.
The reason behind Namajunas withdrawal is still unclear and a possible replacement for her is still unknown.
UFC 249 Fight — Updated
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje – for interim lightweight title
- Jessica Andrade vs. opponent TBA
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Greg Hardy
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Omar Morales
- Ray Borg vs. Marlon Vera
- Michael Johnson vs. Khama Worthy
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
- Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann