Rose Namajunas is back and headed into enemy territory as she puts her women’s strawweight title on the line at UFC 237 in May.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Namajunas will defend against Jessica Andrade in Brazil on May 11th. The location and venue has not been set, however UFC president Dana White told ESPN that the bout would likely serve as the co-main event.
Namajunas last fought in May against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Thug defeated Joanna for the second time in a row, defending her belt for the first time. She was shook up by the Conor McGregor bus attack before UFC 223 for a while, leaving her out of competition.
Andrade has won three straight fights since losing to Jedrzejczyk, with the most recent coming via knockout over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228. A KO that won her a $50,000 bonus.
Currently, there are no other bouts attached to UFC 237.