JOANNA JĘDRZEJCZYK vs. ROSE NAMAJUNAS ADDED TO UFC® 217: BISPING vs. ST PIERRE IN NEW YORK CITY
London, UK – A year after UFC®’s first historic event at Madison Square Garden, the Octagon® will return to the storied venue in New York City on Saturday, November 4, as Joanna Jędrzejczyk defends her strawweight title against Rose Namajunas.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (14-0; fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland), one of the greatest female mixed martial artists to ever compete in the Octagon, looks for her sixth consecutive title defense after her most recent victory over Jessica Andrade. The 30-year-old Muay Thai Champion remains undefeated in her MMA career and will look to keep her perfect record on November 4.
For “Thug” Rose Namajunas (7-3; fighting out of Denver, Colorado) this will be her second shot at the UFC gold, as she first took on Carla Esparza for the vacant inaugural UFC strawweight title during the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned, which Esparza won by submission. Since then Namajunas has accumulated wins against notable names such as Page VanZant, Michelle Wateson and Tecia Torres.
For the Polish fans this will be a highly awaited fight between their Polish National Treasure Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas of Lithuanian descent.
Two weeks before the event in Madison Square Garden, UFC will come to Poland with its highly anticipated event UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: COWBOY vs. TILL which will take place on Saturday, October 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdańsk. Tickets for this event can be purchased via www.eventim.pl/ufc.
Tickets for UFC® 217: BISPING vs. ST PIERRE go on general sale on Friday, September 15 via Ticketmaster and will air live on Extreme Sports in Poland.