The UFC is back in New York’s Madison Square Garden this weekend — and just like in 2016, it’s bringing along three title fights, UFC 217.
In the UFC 217 main event, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns from a four-year hiatus to challenge middleweight champ Michael Bisping, UFC 217. UFC 217 Live.
In the co-main event, budding superstar Cody Garbrandt seeks his first bantamweight title defense against a former teammate and champion in TJ Dillashaw, UFC 217.
UFC 217, Plus, strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempts to tie Ronda Rousey’s historical female mark of six consecutive title defenses, against two-time title challenger Rose Namajunas, UFC 217,
Here’s everything you need to know about, UFC 217.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s goal has never been to replace Ronda Rousey, but a look at recent history suggests she has, UFC 217 Live.
November 2015: Jedrzejczyk defended her title in Australia, on the same night and in the same building as Rousey’s infamous knockout loss to Holly Holm, UFC 217 Live Streaming.
November 2016: Jedrzejczyk carried the torch for female MMA into New York, defending her title at UFC 205 in Manhattan. Rousey surfaced from isolation to square off against Amanda Nunes in a promotional event. She lost to Nunes the following month, UFC 217 Live Streaming.
November 2017: Rousey is gone. Not officially retired, but nowhere near the UFC. Jedrzejczyk is preparing to tie her record of six title defenses. And she is the unapologetic face of women’s MMA, Bisping vs St Pierre Live.
I’m the champion for a reason and I will prove that on November 4th, baby,” Namajunas said. “I’m making history one more time at the Garden, ufc 217 live. Bisping vs St Pierre Live. UFC 217.
Standing in Jedrzejczyk’s path is the 25-year-old Namajunas, who is actually competing in her second strawweight title fight. Namajunas lost to Carla Esparza in the UFC’s inaugural 115-pound championship fight in 2014, UFC 217. UFC 217.