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UFC 217 live blog: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas
Joanna Jedrzejczyk battles Rose Namajunas on the UFC 217 main card Saturday.
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This is the UFC 217 live blog for Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas, a strawweight championship bout at Saturday night's UFC event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y.

Jedrzejczyk seeks to tie Ronda Rousey’s record for the most UFC title defenses by a female fighter at six when she battles “Thug Rose” Namajunas on the main card.

Check out the UFC 217 live blog below.

Round 1: Intense staredown before this one. Namajunas gets a counter-right early. She’s standing right in there with the champion. A brief flurry and both women having success, Jedrzejczyk landing a kick as they separate. Namajunas connects and she gets a knockdown! Namajunas follows her down and lands punches against the cage, but Jedrzejczyk recovers. Namajunas keeping up the pressure, she lands a left hand that puts Jedrzeczyk down again! Ground-and-pound follows, Jedrzejczyk is turtling up, no response, referee John McCarthy calls this one off. Rose Namajunas is the new UFC strawweight champion.

Official result: Rose Namajunas def. Joanne Jedrzejczyk via TKO (punches) at 3:03 of Round 1

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