The fight was originally expected to take place at UFC 249 in April, but Namajunas dropped off the card after two of her family members died after contracting COVID-19. Now it appears the strawweight is ready to get back to business as Namajunas seeks to avenge her prior defeat to Andrade in 2019.
There were many reports that Andrade got lucky in their previous fight, because Rose was winning and dominating that fight, until Andrade slammed her on her head and knocked Rose out. But knowing what kind of fighter Jessica is, it‘s more than unfair to say so, because she is never giving up. So this will be a very tough fight for both fighters, both have something to prove. Andrade needs a win here, because she lost her belt to Weili, and a win would get her back to title a shot.
Rose hasn‘t fought since her loss against Andrade, they were supposed to fight in UFC 239, but then she lost two family members due to coronavirus and since then she never appeared around MMA. For Rose this fight is very important, because she lost their first fight in a very disappointing way, while winning, and probably it would only fair for Rose to win against Andrade and get a title shot against Weili. However, the pressure in this fight will be on Rose, because a second loss would keep her away from the title shot for a long time.
Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas H2H
Both fighters faced each other in 2019, where Andrade managed to win after slamming Rose on her head.