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Rose Namajunas Pulls Out of UFC 249 Fight

April 8, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Rose Namajunas

The rebuilt card for UFC 249 is barely a day old, and it already has a hole in Rose Namajunas. ESPN has confirmed that Namajunas has withdrawn from her scheduled co-main event bout against Jessica Andrade for the show, which is scheduled for April 18th. No replacement has yet been found.

There’s no word on the reason for Namajunas’s departure from the show. UFC 249 has been controversial to say the least, as the company has fought to hold the show despite extreme difficulties in finding a venue and headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov pulling out of his fight with Tony Ferguson over concerns about the pandemic.

The most recent report was that the company would be holding UFC 249 on tribal lands at the Tachi Palace Casino Resort near Lemoore, California. Due to the tribal land aspect, the area is exempt from federal and state regulations prohibiting gatherings.

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