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Joanna Jedrzejczyk has potentially record-breaking title fight confirmed for UFC 217

The Polish sensation will break Ronda Rousey’s record for female title defences with a win.

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UFC 217 AT Madison Square Garden, New York, now has three title fights on tap.

The 4 November event will be headlined by Michael Bisping’s middleweight title defence versus the returning George Saint-Pierre, with Cody Garbrandt also doing battle with T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight title.

This afternoon, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been added to the bill in a title fight with Rose Namajunas.

Poland’s Jedrzejczyk, 14-0 (8-0 UFC), will break Ronda Rousey’s record for most title defenses by a female should she hold onto her belt for the sixth time.

Namajunas (6-3, 4-2 UFC) earned an impressive submission win over Michelle Waterson at a UFC on Fox show in April, and has challenged for the title before: she made the finals of TUF 20 but fell to Carla Esparza.

Jedrzejczyk crushed Esparza to win the title in the latter’s next fight and has held it ever since.

The 30-year-old Muay Thai merchant enters her sixth defence on the back of a dominant victory over Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 back in May.

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