A strawweight bout with significant title implications between Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been assembled for the upcoming UFC 201 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event on July 30, 2016, inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
UFC brought word of the pending showdown on Tuesday.
Namajunas (5-2) -- still only 23 -- shook off a UFC debut loss at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale to string together three consecutive wins, two of them by way of submission. Handing Tecia Torres her first defeat at UFC on FOX 19 landed "Thug" at No. 3 in the division rankings.
Just three spots ahead of Kowalkiewicz (9-0).
The undefeated Pole made a name for herself under the KSW banner overseas, and also had a brief pit stop in Invicta before making her ZUFFA debut in last December. She's already 2-0 for UFC with back-to-back wins over Randa Markos and Heather Clark.
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UFC 201 will be headlined by the welterweight title fight pitting current 170-pound kingpin Robbie Lawler against top division contender Tyron Woodley. In the UFC 201 co-main event, Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight strap against 125-pound stalwart Wilson Reis.
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