‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas is out of UFC 249 rematch vs. Jessica Andrade

Combate reported Wednesday that ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas is out of UFC 249 due to undisclosed reasons.

The former women’s strawweight champ was set to make her Octagon return for the first time since losing the belt to Jessica Andrade on May 11 of 2019.

Namajunas was dominating Andrade in her second title defense at UFC 237. She picked the Brazilian apart in Round 1 and was mostly doing the same for the first two minutes of the second stanza.

As Andrade tried to complete a takedown up against the fence, Namajunas threatened her left arm with a kimura. Then seemingly out of nowhere, Andrade lifted Namajunas up and finished her with a vicious slam to win the title in Rio.

The rematch was going to be the co-main event on April 18. No replacement for Namajunas has been announced yet.

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