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Jedrzejczyk vs Namajunas Official for UFC 217
KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 15: Rose Namajunas celebrates after defeating Michelle Waterson to win their Women’s Strawweight bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 

The UFC’s return to famed Madison Square Garden this fall is shaping up to be a star-packed affair.  With two UFC titles on the line already – Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre for the middleweight strap; Cody Garbrandt vs T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight one – the promotion has decided three’s company, not a crowd.

It was announced today that UFC Women’s Strawweight goddess Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her title against top challenger Rose Namajunas on the card.  Joanna Champion sports a spotless 14-0 record, and has thwarted aspirants to her crown five times since winning it in 2015.  Thug Rose, meanwhile, is 6-3 and is on a big one-fight (!!) win streak (but has won four out of her last five), besting Michelle Waterson this past April.

UFC 217 goes down November 4th from New York City.