Rose Namajunas News

Feb 20, 2018 5:28 pm

VIDEO | Get Hyped for UFC 223 With ‘Thug Rose Champion’

The absolutely epic film, ‘Thug Rose Champion’ was created by MMA fighter Steven Parsons and chronicles the lead up to the first title bout between the then title challenger, Rose Namajunas and strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217, the fight itself and the rise of Rose as a champion. Their rematch takes place at UFC...

Feb 9, 2018 12:23 pm

Rose Namajunas Says She’ll Choke Out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Their UFC 223 Rematch

With a slew of wild superfights down the pipeline for 2018, the fights at UFC 223 are still so crazy that they shine through the chaos. Not only is Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting Tony Ferguson in the main event, the co-main will be Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s highly anticipated rematch with Rose Namajunas. The stoic Thug Rose boxed...

Feb 7, 2018 2:37 pm

VIDEO | Rose Namajunas: If I’m Looking Like That in a Fight, Throw in the Towel

There has been a lot on mixed opinions and controversy since Valentina Shevchenko’s domination against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Belem. So much so, that Shevchenko’s amazing performance has taken a back seat to referee and corner criticism. Rose Namajunas has put in many hours with ‘The Bullet’ so she was watching the fight closely. She...

Jan 23, 2018 7:16 am

Opening odds released for Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch

Back in November, in the first of three title fights on the UFC 217 bill, seemingly unstoppable UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the Octagon with unheralded challenger Rose Namajunas. In a shocking upset, Namajunas put the champ Jedrzejczyk down with a first-round punch, taking the belt for herself in the process. Now, the...

Jan 17, 2018 10:47 am

BREAKING | A Huge Rematch is Slated for UFC 223 in Brooklyn

The UFC isn’t playing around this year. Fresh off the heels of an undisputed title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson being made official for UFC 223, there is another huge fight being slated to join them. Rose Namajunas is expected to defend her UFC strawweight championship against former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk after shockingly...

Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am

Strawweight champ Rose Namajunas thinks she knows who she’ll fight next

Back in November, in the first of three title fights on the UFC 217 bill, a widely unheralded Rose Namajunas shocked the world by drubbing Joanna Jedrzejczyk to a first-round knockout win. Since then, the big question has been who Namajunas will fight in her first strawweight title defense. Previously, she has expressed interested in...

Jan 7, 2018 10:37 am

Rose Namajunas wants “the scariest person” for her first title defense

Rose Namajunas wants “the scariest person” for her first title defense. “Thug Rose” shocked the mixed martials arts world at November’s UFC 217 event in New York when she scored a brutal first-round knockout victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, thus claiming the UFC’s coveted strawweight championship. Namajunas recently discussed her dominant victory over Jedrzejczyk and had...

Jan 4, 2018 12:58 pm

VIDEO | Rose Namajunas Named ESPN’s 2017 Fighter of the Year

Thug Rose. Thug Rose. Thug Rose. Daniel Cormier hollered over and over again as Joe Rogan and Jon Anik freaked out. As we all freaked out. Stoic and immovable Rose Namajunas, her golden locks iconically clean shaven, upset Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 to become the new women’s UFC strawweight champion. She was a huge underdog and...

Dec 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Valentina Shevchenko Predicted Rose Namajunas’ Title Victory

Prior to the massive upset that turned out to be Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Joanna was looking for a fight with Valentina Shevchenko at 135 lbs. Yep…that’s two weight classes above her own! The two have already fought before in Muay Thai but an opportunity arose back at UFC 213 when Amanda Nunes pulled out...

Dec 21, 2017 6:42 am

Report | Rose Namajunas strawweight title defense in the works for UFC 221

According to a report from Bartek Stachura of Lowking.PL, Rose Namajunas will defend her new strawweight title at UFC 221 in Perth, Western Australia on February 11. Her opponent will be Tecia Torres, who she has fought twice before. Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres III in the works for #UFC221 in Perth. — Bartek Stachura...

Dec 8, 2017 7:58 am

BREAKING | Joanna Jedrzejczyk Opens Up on Weight Cutting Horror Before UFC 217

Joanna Jędrzejczyk w @przeglad pierwszy raz tak otwarcie o katorżniczym zbijaniu wagi, które jej zdaniem spowodowało przegraną z Rose Namajunas. Cały wywiad na stronie Przeglądu Sportowego, wieczorem na Youtube https://t.co/3xTHDGzJTK pic.twitter.com/XxR3HPT5iy — Przemysław Osiak (@PrzemyslawOsiak) December 8, 2017 Back at UFC 217, Rose Namajunas did the unthinkable and dethroned Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She never made excuses and...

Nov 15, 2017 5:15 pm

VIDEO | Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gives the Date for Her Next Fight

At UFC 217, Rose Namajunas marched in there and did the unthinkable. In one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, Namajunas took out Joanna Jedrzejczyk and was crowned the new UFC strawweight champion. Given that she had been so incredibly dominant in her title reign, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the UFC...

Nov 8, 2017 1:29 pm

Jessica Andrade Wants to KO Rose Namajunas then Rematch Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Fans and media weren’t the only ones shocked and celebrating Rose Namajunas putting on her incredible, belt-stealing performance against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217. Former title challenger Jessica Andrade compared her division’s reaction to a World Cup win. In a recent interview, she broke down how Namajunas did the unthinkable and wasted no time at all calling...

Nov 7, 2017 1:41 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Congratulated Rose Namajunas Backstage after UFC 217

Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the build-up to a fight is usually just as frightening as she is inside the cage, but things got especially nasty during the build-up of UFC 217. It was a startling contrast between the way Rose Namajunas handled the situation. Amidst the chaos and whatever happened behind the scenes with Pat Barry,...

Nov 6, 2017 1:10 pm

VIDEO | Justin Gaethje posts video of him bawling supporting Rose Namajunas

I am so proud of you @rosenamajunas A post shared by Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@justin_gaethje) on Nov 4, 2017 at 8:30pm PDT WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE Undefeated UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje is not afraid to show the world his tears. The former WSOF lightweight champion posted a video of him bawling in support of...

Nov 5, 2017 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Watch Rose Namajunas KO Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217

Rose Namajunas earned a shocking first-round KO victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk last night at UFC 217 thus earning the promotions coveted strawweight championship. Rose’s victory at Madison Square Garden was nothing short of flawless and earned “Thug” a ton of praise from her peers on social media. Check out Namajunas’ amazing knockout victory over Joanna...

Nov 5, 2017 1:20 pm

New UFC champion Rose Namajunas is “sick of all the hate”, vows to set a good example

Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world last night in New York by scoring a first-round knockout victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to claim the UFC strawweight title at Madison Square Garden. Following her jaw dropping victory, “Thug Rose” took to the podium at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference where she discussed her title-earning...

Nov 5, 2017 6:14 am

Pros react to Rose Namajunas’ incredible defeat of Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Last night in the first of three title fights on the stacked UFC 217 bill, Rose Namajunas stepped into the cage with the seemingly unstoppable Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Despite being one of the bigger underdogs on the card, Namajunas came through in the biggest way possible, knocking the champ out in the very first round. Here’s...

Nov 4, 2017 11:12 pm

An emotional Joanna Jedrzejczyk does not want to be compared to Ronda Rousey

Joanna Jedrzejczyk relinquished her UFC strawweight title in shocking fashion at tonight’s UFC 217 event in New York, suffering a first-round knockout loss to Rose Namajunas. Jedrzejczyk appeared at tonight’s UFC 217 post-fight press conference where she discussed the first ever setback of her professional mixed martial arts career. “This happens to all the greats.”...

Nov 4, 2017 8:27 pm

UFC 217 Results: Rose Namajunas KO’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk

A women’s strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas took place during tonight’s UFC 217 main card in New York. Round one begins and Rose lands a good low kick to start. Jedrzejczyk fires back with a left hand. Rose counters with a right. Namajunas seems to be very comfortable early. Joanna fires...

Nov 4, 2017 11:51 am

VIDEO | Joanna Jedrzejczyk is Super Pissed Off at Pat Barry

Pat Barry is currently in hiding. pic.twitter.com/5uHPL1WCfU — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 4, 2017 Joanna Jedrzejczyk has always been intimidating during the build-up to any fight, but this just has been different. Everything is turned up to 11 and that’s not just a Stranger Things reference directed toward Rose Namajunas. Jedrzejczyk will be stomping into Madison...

Nov 4, 2017 7:40 am

VIDEO | Panel of MMA Fighters Unanimously Pick Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Win at UFC 217

A match-up that threatens to steal the show tonight at the extremely stacked UFC 217 is Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s title defense against Rose Namajunas. It speaks to Jedrzejczyk’s presence and dominance in the sport that, among a name like Georges St-Pierre and one of the best fights on paper ever between Cody Garbrant and TJ Dillashaw, she holds...

Nov 2, 2017 1:39 pm

VIDEO | Things get a bit physical at UFC 217 press conference staredowns

The UFC 217 pre-fight press conference took place on Thursday ahead of the stacked fight card taking place this weekend at the Madison Square Garden in New York. UFC 217 features three title fights. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will take on Georges St-Pierre in the former welterweight champion’s first fight back since 2013. UFC...