One other UFC title combat, one other underdog standing for Rose Namajunas

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Why does it seem to be the extra Rose Namajunas retains profitable, the much less individuals appear to consider in her?

For the fourth straight combat, and third straight title combat, Namajunas (Eight-Three MMA, 6-2 UFC) will likely be an underdog when she defends her girls’s strawweight belt towards Jessica Andrade (19-6 MMA, 10-Four UFC).

Namajunas heads into hostile territory in Andrade’s dwelling nation of Brazil for the championship bout at UFC 237 on Could 11. The primary card will air on pay-per-view following prelims possible on ESPN and UFC Battle Move. The UFC hasn’t introduced a exact venue or metropolis, although.

After the combat was booked earlier this week, Andrade opened as a -120 favourite towards the champion, then climbed as much as -175 at one on-line sports activities e book, the place the comeback on Namajunas is +145.

Rose Namajunas defends title vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 in Brazil

UFC champ Rose Namajunas eyes spring return and title protection vs. Jessica Andrade

At UFC on FOX 24 in April 2017, Namajunas was a slight underdog towards Michelle Waterson, however received with a second-round submission. That earned her a title shot towards then-dominant champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

At UFC 217 towards Jedrzejczyk, Namajunas was a large underdog. Jedrzejczyk was greater than an Eight-1 favourite when the bell rang. However Namajunas took her out with a first-round TKO to win the title.

After they fought once more in April 2018 at UFC 223, Jedrzejczyk was the favourite once more – although a lot smaller within the rematch. Once more, Namajunas received with a unanimous choice.

Total, Namajunas has received six of her previous seven fights and has three bonuses in that stretch. Andrade at present is driving her third three-fight profitable streak as a member of the UFC. After a loss to Jedrzejczyk in a title combat at UFC 211, she has rattled off choice wins over Claudi Gadelha and Tecia Torres. And at UFC 228 this previous September, she knocked out Karolina Kowalkiewicz within the first spherical to win a $50,000 bonus.

Andrade has been the favourite in all three of these fights, and now’s favored to beat the champ to win her first UFC title. Andrade is 6-1 since transferring from bantamweight all the way in which right down to 115 kilos. Her solely loss for the reason that drop is to Jedrzejczyk, and she or he has 4 bonuses in that run.

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