“Thug Rose” Is Back

By BJPENN.COM News - February 26, 2015

UFC fan favorite strawweight Rose Namajunas has a date, and an opponent, for her return to the Octagon.

Rose will face Nina Ansaroff as part of May’s UFC 187 event. UFC officials announced the bout on FOX Sports 1.

UFC 187 could come in as the most stacked event of 2015. The Las Vegas Pay-Per-View features, Jones vs. Johnson, Weidman vs. Belfort, Cerrone vs. Namagomedov, and more.

Rose returns after a disappointing end to her Ultimate Fighter run, where she lost the event final, and the UFC’s inaugural strawweight belt, to current champion Carla Esparza.

Her opponent, Nina Ansaroff is a highly regarded competitor who entered the UFC on a five fight winning streak, before running into Julianna Lima in her UFC debut, where she lost via decision.

UFC 187 takes place on May 23, from the MGM Grand.

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