UFC Womens Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her belt against Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 in New York. This is the third title fight added to this card alongside Michael Bisping vs GSP and Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw.
Jonna Jedrzejczyk (14-0) will make her sixth title defence since winning the womens strawweight title in 2015. She is coming off unanimous decision win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 in May. Previously to that, she had won another decision victory this time over fellow polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz when the UFC held their first event at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jonna Jedrzejczyk will return to the Garden once more.
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) September 12, 2017
Rose Namajunas (6-3) is coming off a second round submission win over Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24 this past April. Previously to that, she had lost by split decision to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201. Rose has won all but one of her bouts by submission and will be the first time Rose fights for the title since failing to capture the inagural stawweight title at the TUF 20 finale against Carla Esparza.
This event takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York, November 4th.