Rose Namajunas to face Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201
Date: June 6, 2016
Author: Brett Okamoto
Former UFC strawweight title contender Rose Namajunas will seek her fourth consecutive win against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201.
UFC officials confirmed the bout to ESPN.com on Monday. The UFC 201 pay-per-view will take place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Namajunas (5-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win against Tecia Torresin April. Fighting out of Denver, the 23-year-old came up short against Carla Esparza in the UFC’s first-ever 115-pound title fight in December 2014, but has won three in a row since.
Kowalkiewicz (9-0), of Poland, is 2-0 since signing with the UFC last year. She has recorded decision wins against Randa Markos and Heather Clark.
ESPN.com ranks Namajunas and Kowalkiewicz the Nos. 3 and 7 strawweights in the world, respectively.
A welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler (27-10) and Tyron Woodley(15-3) will headline UFC 201.
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