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Rose Namajunas


ABOUT
Rose Namajunas

Full NameRose Gertrude Namajunas

BornJune 29, 1992

Height5 ft 5 in

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Rose "Thug" Namajunas is the current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 4 losses. Rose is currently ranked #3 in the UFC Women's pound-for-pound rankings and is the only female fighter in the history of UFC to win the Strawweight Championship twice.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Rose Namajunas The Ultimate Fighter
  3. Rose Namajunas UFC
  4. Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  5. Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang
  6. Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang 2
  7. Rose Namajunas Career Stats
  8. Rose Namajunas Last Fight
  9. Rose Namajunas Record


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Early Life and Career


Rose Namajunas got early into combat sports as she started Taekwondo at the age of 5 and earned her junior black belt by the age of 9. Along with this Rose would also train in karate and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


Namajunas started MMA in high school and would later make her amateur debut in 2010. She would go on a 4-fight-win streak before eventually turning pro in 2013 at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs Hyatt. Namajunas had a record of 2-1 at Invicta before signing with the UFC


Rose Namajunas The Ultimate Fighter


Rose Namajunas was signed in December 2013 by the UFC as a participant on the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter that would crown the first-ever UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. Rose was the fourth pick of team Melendez and would be unbeaten on the show until the finale where she lost to Carla Esparza for the title.


Rose Namajunas UFC


Rose Namajunas would make her UFC debut at UFC 192 where she would defeat Angela Hill via Submission(rear-naked choke) in the first round. Rose would follow this with wins over Page VanZant and Tecia Torres before losing to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201. Rose would bounce back by defeating Michelle Waterson at UFC ON Fox 24 to earn a flyweight title shot against the then-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Namajunas would defeat Joanna at UFC 217 to become the new UFC Women's Flyweight Champion and would again defeat Joanna at UFC 223 to retain her title.


The title reign would be short-lived as Rose would lose the belt at UFC 237 to Jessica Andrade via KO(slam) in the second round. She would avenge this loss against Andrade at UFC 251 and would get a flyweight title bout against Weili Zhang after her win. Namajunas would fight Zhang at UFC 261 and would defeat Weili with a Head Kick Ko in the first round to become the first-ever 2-time UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.


Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Rose Namajunas would face Joana Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 for the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship. The underdog Rose would dominate the champion and would land 15 strikes to Joanna's 5 before knocking her out via punches inside the first round to become the new UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.


UFC 223: Namajunas v Jedrzejczyk


Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang


Rose Namajunas fought Weili Zhang at UFC 261 for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. The bout would end inside the 2nd minute of the fight when Rose would hit Weili with a head kick and knockout the champion to create history by becoming the only female fighter to regain a UFC title in the company's history.


UFC 261: Usman v Masvidal 2


Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang 2


Rose Namajunas fought Zhang Weili at UFC 268 for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. This encounter was much closer than the first fight between the two. Rose started in the fight at a slow pace as she sought to gauge Whang's plan and counter it.


Weili on the other hand showcased her improved wrestling skills and managed to take Rose down 3-times and win the crucial early rounds. Namajunas mounted a comeback in rounds 4 and 5 to outclass Zhang. In the end, the fight went to the judge's scorecard who gave to Rose Namajunas via split decision.


UFC 268: Usman v Covington 2


Rose Namajunas Career Stats



Current Status:

Rose Namajunas's current record stands at 11-4. She is the current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
141140

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 2


Wins by Submission:

  1. 5


Wins by Decision:

  1. 4


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Women's Strawweight Championship


Reach:

  1. 65 in (165cm)


Weight:

  1. 115 lb / 52 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Strawweight


Rose Namajunas Last Fight


Rose Namajunas's last fight was against Weili Zhang at UFC 268 for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Namajunas won the fight via split decision


Rose Namajunas Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Rose Namajunas:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win11-4Weili ZhangUFC 268Decision (split)06/11/2021
Win10-4Weili ZhangUFC 261KO (Head Kick)24/04/2021
Win9-4Jessica AndradeUFC 251Decision (split)11/07/2020
Loss8-4Jessica AndradeKO (slam)UFC 23711/03/2019
Win8-3Joanna JędrzejczykDecision (unanimous)UFC 22307/04/2018
Win7-3Joanna JędrzejczykTKO (punches)UFC 21704/11/2017
Win6-3Michelle WatersonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis15/04/2017
Loss5-3Karolina KowalkiewiczDecision (split)UFC 20130/07/2016
Win5-2Tecia TorresDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans16/04/2016
Win4-2Paige VanZantSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant10/12/2015
Win3-2Angela HillTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC 19203/10/2015
Loss2-2Carla EsparzaSubmission (rear-naked choke)The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale12/12/2014
Loss2-1Tecia TorresDecision (unanimous)Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg13/07/2013
Win2-0Kathina CatronSubmission (flying armbar)Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson05/04/2013
Win1-0Emily KaganSubmission (rear-naked choke)Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt05/01/2013


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