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UFC News: UFC 249 suffers another casualty as Rose Namajunas pulls out

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The highly anticipated rematch between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade is off. Former strawweight champion Namajunas pulled out of her fight and the reason behind it is still unclear.

Brazilian outlet Combate was the first to report the news and MMAJunkie also confirmed the news. The fight was supposed to be the co-main event for Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje.

The complete UFC 249 card was announced on Monday and within two days, the card has taken a massive hit. UFC managed to pull together a stacked card despite the coronavirus outbreak. The fight card is scheduled to take place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, California.

Rose Namajunas pulls out of scheduled rematch with Jessica Andrade,

The pair previously fought at UFC 237 in May last year. In this fight, Namajunas was knocked out by Andrade in the second round. Namajunas was dominating the fight early on landing some huge shots, but Andrade weathered the early storm and slammed her to take the victory.

At this point, UFC has yet to announce Namajunas’ cancellation and it’s unclear if Andrade will receive a replacement opponent. After beating Namajunas last year, Andrade took on Weili Zhang for her first title defense, however, the Brazilian got knocked out in the first round.

This was also Namajunas’ first fight since her loss to Andrade. She took the fight after teasing about retiring from the fight game entirely last year.

FULL UFC 249 FIGHT CARD:

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje — interim lightweight title

Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas — women’s strawweight

Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro — heavyweight

Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price — welterweight

Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar — featherweight

Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza — middleweight

Alexander Hernandez vs. Omar Morales — lightweight

Marlon Vera vs. Ray Borg — bantamweight

Michael Johnson vs. Khama Worthy — lightweight

Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras — women’s bantamweight

Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey — light heavyweight

Do you guys think Jessica Andrade will receive a replacement?

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