The UFC is back in Brazil for the first time since . UFC 237, in Rio de Janeiro, is headlined by a UFC strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade.ESPN+ Has UFC 237 Prelims Sports Covered Be sure to catch all the upcoming fights, including UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade on …ORDER UFC 237 RIGHT HERE For Namajunas, this is her first trip to the cage since, where she defended her strawweight title for the very first time (against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk). Andrade has only been a little more active; she beat Karolina Koawlkiewicz via knockout at UFC 237 in to earn the second UFC title fight of her career. Her first title shot came versus then-Joanna Champion in 2019. She lost that fight via a one-sided decision. Will Andrade strike gold this time or will Namajunas prove she’s going to be champ for the long haul?
UFC 237 ‘Thug Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade’: Three Fights To Watch
The co-main event is a bizarre match-up between oft-considered GOAT Anderson Silva and rising (?) middleweight Jared Cannonier. Before that another Brazilian icon/former belt-holder takes the stage; Jose Aldo. He’s competing for another crack at his old featherweight throne, but standing in his way is the rising (!) Alexander Volkanovski. Also on the PPV card, for some reason, is a welterweight fight between Thiago Alves and Laureano Staropoli. The card was supposed to feature Francisco Trinaldo vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira in a probably exciting lightweight fight, but Ferreira’s kidneys had other ideas. So instead, opening the Namajunas vs Andrade (which is at catchweight thanks to Correia badly missing weight),
The prelim card starts at 8PM ET and is on ESPN for U.S. viewers. Remarkably, it’s being headlined by the 42-year-old Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. He meets Ryan Spann at 205lbs. Also on the card is Thiago Moises vs. Kurt Holobaugh (lightweight), Warlley Alves vs. Sergio Moraes (welterweight), and B.J. Penn vs. Clay Guida (lightweight).
The early Fight Pass prelims start at 6:30PM ET. The ‘headline’ bout of that portion of the event features Mario Yamasaki’s least favourite fighter Priscila Cachoeira, who takes on Luana Carolina at flyweight.Namajunas vs Andrade, and Talita Bernardo vs. Viviana Araujo (flyweight).
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