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Fans invited to Rose Namajunas, Derrick Lewis special workouts ahead of UFC 211 in Dallas



Fans in the Dallas area or heading there for this week’s UFC 211 card already had great chances queued up to see the fighters. Now they get a bonus.

On Thursday, UFC women’s strawweight contender Rose Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will go through special workouts for the fans and media in Dallas.

The two standouts will work out at Fortis MMA, located at 301 Texas St. in Dallas. Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m. CT local time. Namajunas, currently No. 7 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s strawweight rankings will be up first at 6 p.m., followed by No. 7 heavyweight Lewis at 6:30.

UFC 211 takes place next Saturday, May 13, at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, the heavyweight title is on the line between champ Stipe Miocic (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and former champ Junior Dos Santos (18-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC). Without question, Lewis, who has won six straight fights with five by knockout, will be on hand to keep a close eye on who wins for a potential future title shot.

In the co-feature, strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) meets Jessica Andrade (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC). And Namajunas, who has won four of her past five, including a submission of Michelle Waterson in April, will be eyeing the winner of that fight after UFC President Dana White said he thinks she may be ready to fight for the title.

In addition to the Namajunas and Lewis workouts, fans can attend fighter workouts with the main and co-main event athletes on Thursday, plus the “Summer Kickoff” news conference, ceremonial weigh-ins and a special Q&A with the cast of “Kingdom” on Friday.

The full UFC 211 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos – for heavyweight title
  • Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title
  • Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis


  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Jason Knight vs. Chas Skelly
  • David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
  • Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
  • Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
  • Rashad Coulter vs. Chase Sherman
  • Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Joachim Christensen

UFC 211 takes place Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

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