UFC 223: Rose Namajunas to defend against former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC president Dana White confirmed today at the UFC 25th anniversary press conference in Boston that Rose Namajunas (7-3-0) will defend her strawweight crown against the former champion she won it against in Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0) at Brooklyn’s UFC 223 in April.

Namajunas won the title in shocking first round action back at UFC 217 in November 2017 and it will be the 25-year-old “Thug’s” first defence.


Both fighters have not competed since. The fight will be the co-main event.

UFC 223 is scheduled for April 7. Current bouts include:

Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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