Next fight of Rose Namajunas is not determined yet.
Well-known journalist Brett Okamoto said that a rematch of Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade will officially take place on July 11. According to Okamoto, the fight was planned for this date, but UFC President Dana White wanted to make sure that Namajunas agreed to fight. It should be noted that Rose is the only fighter from the UFC roster who refused to fight during the coronavirus pandemic. The fact is that the girl lost two relatives from this disease.
Former UFC minimumweight champion Rose Namajunas will not be able to perform at UFC 249 in the rematch with Jessica Andrade. At this point, the reasons why Rose will not fight at the event, were not disclosed. What is known is that the promotion urgently seeking a replacement for her. The main contenders are Claudia Gadelia and Carla Esparza.
Just yesterday it was reported that UFC organization engaged in the fight between Jessica Andrade and Weil Zhang. It is expected that this fight will take place at the promotion event in China. This information was said to Brett Okamoto by Brian Butler, the manager of Rose Namajunas .
New UFC champion Jessica Andrade said that she agreed to give a rematch to Rose Namajunas, whom she knocked out by a spectacular slam at the main event of UFC 237. According to Andrade, she is ready to prove that her victory was deserved.
The new UFC champion Jessica Andrade for her victory over Rose Namajunas received a purse of $230 thousand. Namajunas, in turn, earned $195 thousand. Former UFC champion Anderson Silva received the biggest purse of the tournament. He earned $630 thousand for his fight with Jared Connonier. Cannonier, in turn, received $113 thousand for his victory.