close
close
Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Will the UFC Denver main event give us an edge in the flyweight division?

By meerna Jul11,2024
Will the UFC Denver main event give us an edge in the flyweight division?

The former champion returned to action on Saturday in front of her home crowd.

Rose Namajunas (13-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) lost her strawweight title to Carl Esparza in her second reign as champion. Her move to flyweight began with a loss to Manon Fiorot, but she rebounded in March with a fight against Amanda Ribas.

She was scheduled to face Maycee Barber in the main event of UFC on ESPN 59 on Saturday in Denver, but Barber withdrew. Tracy Cortez (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) showed up shortly before the fight, and the surprise would be the biggest win on her resume. She hasn’t lost since her pro debut.

Fiorot is just a step away from the stage to take on champion Alexa Grasso. But can winner Namajunas-Cortez cross the finish line with an impressive victory?

MMA Junkie’s Brian “Goze” Garcia, Matthew Wells, and Nolan King discuss it with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. Watch their discussion in the video above, and don’t miss this week’s full episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below on YouTube or as a podcast.

Be sure to check out MMA Junkie’s Instagram page and YouTube channel to discuss this and other content with fellow mixed martial arts fans.

By meerna

Related Post