Video: Will UFC Denver’s main event give us a women’s flyweight line-jumper?

A former champion is back in action in front of her home fans Saturday.

Rose Namajunas (13-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) lost her strawweight title to Carla Esparza in her second reign as champion. Her move to flyweight started with a loss to Manon Fiorot, but she bounced back against Amanda Ribas in March.

She was set to take on Maycee Barber in the UFC on ESPN 59 main event Saturday in Denver, but Barber pulled out. In stepped Tracy Cortez (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on short notice, and an upset would be the biggest win on her resume. She hasn’t lost since her pro debut.

Fiorot is right there in the wings for a shot at champion Alexa Grasso. But can the Namajunas-Cortez winner jump the line with an impressive win?

MMA Junkie’s Brian “Goze” Garcia, Matthew Wells and Nolan King break it down with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. Watch their discussion in the video above, and don’t miss this week’s complete episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below on YouTube or in podcast form.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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