Report: Rose Namajunas Out Of UFC 249

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Rose Namajunas has withdrawn from her upcoming fight on UFC 249, as first reported by Combate. The reason is currently not disclosed.

Namajunas was scheduled to face fellow former straw-weight champion Jessica Andrade in a rematch of their UFC 237 bout. The first fight resulted in Andrade emerging victorious after finishing “Thug” Rose in the 2nd round via slam KO.

With Saturday April 18th fast approaching, the UFC are left with 10 days to find Andrade a new opponent for the highly controversial—deemed by many to be unethical in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic—UFC 249 card.

Andy is a multimedia reporter, interviewer, writer, with a strong focus on Irish MMA. Co-host of The Auld Triangle podcast. Follow Andy on Twitter (@andyste123) and Instagram (@andystevensonMMA).

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