It's fight night in Rio! The MMA world will have their eyes fixed on Brazil, the birthplace of jiu-jitsu, as UFC 237 takes over the Jeunesse Arena. The event is a historic one, as two women will square off in the main event-- get ready for Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade for the former's UFC strawweight title.
That's not all, though. Fight fans will also be blessed with another opportunity to see the legendary Anderson Silva square off in middleweight action
How to Live Stream UFC 237: Namajunas vs Andrade
Early preliminary bouts begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+, with the proper prelims touching off at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The main card begins at 10 p.m. on ESPN+ pay-per-view, with additional streaming on the MMA Streams subreddit.
The Milwaukee-born Namajunas (8-3) is the titleholder, but she's a modest underdog in this fight. "Thug Rose" will concede a strength advantage to Brazil's own Andrade (19-6). She'll need to rely on her technical precision and footwork to survive what is sure to be an aggressive onslaught. If Namajunas can't keep enough space between herself and her opponent, she could end up in real trouble, but she's got the savvy to do much more than simply fight off her back foot.
In a clash of styles, expect this one to go the distance and get decided by a narrow margin. Make sure there's copious popcorn ready tonight, folks.