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A rematch between former UFC strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade is set for July 11 and is expected to take place on Fight Island.
Per Brett Okamoto of ESPN, a rematch between former strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade is official for July 11. The two were previously set to fight on April 18 and now their match-up will help to bolster what is expected to be the first card held on Fight Island.
“Thug” Rose Namajunas (8-4) is looking to get back in the win-column by avenging her loss to Jessica Andrade from May of last year. Namajunas had dominated the first round of their match-up but was stopped in the second round via a slam from Andrade.
The fight carries major title implications for the UFC strawweight division as the winner will stand-out as a possible challenger for current champion Zhang Weili. While Andrade remains a top contender in the division with a victory, Zhang has expressed her desire to face Namajunas next.