Rose Namajunas News

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...

Oct 25, 2017 5:27 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gets Nasty on UFC 217 Conference Call

As if we needed to have November 4th’s stacked UFC 217 card sold to us, we’re just a couple of weeks away and the promotional engines are firing on all cylinders. Cody Garbrandt just probably had his best verbal performance of his career and is convincing us all a fight with Demetrious Johnson is next....

Oct 21, 2017 7:09 am

VIDEO | Joanna Jedrzejczyk Vows to ‘Cut All The Roses’ at Madison Square Garden

After putting her entire division on notice with an intense interview, Joanna Jedrzejczyk seems to be at the height of her confidence coming into her fight with Rose Namajunas in November. The title challenger won’t be moved though, even during their chilling staredown, Namajunas didn’t move an inch. She’s said she will not be one...

Oct 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Rose Namajunas Believes Opponents Are Beaten Before They Fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk

It was last Friday when probably the most intimidating women’s fighter on the planet stomped across the stage to stare into Rose Namajunas’ eyes. She’s basically dominated every UFC strawweight title hopeful in violent fashion. She’s known for her staredowns. Sometimes she’ll crouch down in some sort of animalistic way, making sure her face is...

Aug 9, 2017 11:45 am

Rose Namajunas Poses Nude for Women’s Health Magazine to Promote Body Positivity

We haven’t seen much of “Thug” Rose Namajunas since choking out Michelle Waterson back in April, but now we can see, well, um, all of her. For their first ever global naked issue, Namajunas bared it all for Women’s Health magazine which hit newsstands yesterday. No worries, you don’t have to trek far and wide...

Apr 18, 2017 2:25 pm

VIDEO | Rose Namajunas says she knows she will fill the void of Ronda Rousey

There has yet to be a female mixed martial arts star as popular as Ronda Rousey but that may all change soon. Following a submission win over Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24, UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas is looking to win the division title in 2017 and says she knows she is headed...

Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm

PHOTO | Michelle Waterson sports two black eyes following loss with her head up

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson lost for the first time in the UFC over the weekend. Waterson met Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 and was submitted in the second round by a rear-naked choke locked on by Namajunas. Following the fight, Waterson took to social media where she addressed her loss and gave some...

Apr 16, 2017 10:43 am

Michelle Waterson issues statement after tough loss to Rose Namajunas

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 24, fan favorite strawweight “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson stepped onto the canvas with the ever-dangerous Rose Namajunas. Had she won this fight, she likely would have earned herself a shot at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight title fight, which is...

Apr 16, 2017 8:29 am

Rose Namajunas plans to capture UFC strawweight title before the end of the year

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 24, strawweight star Rose Namajunas dominated the dangerous Michelle Waterson to a second-round submission win, establishing herself as the division’s top contender as she did. Having done so, she can now probably look forward to a fight with the winner of UFC 211’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk...

Apr 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Pros react to Rose Namajunas submission victory over Michelle Waterson

Perennial women’s strawweight contender Rose Namajunas scored an impressive second-round submission victory (rear-naked choke) over Michelle Waterson in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 24 fight card in Kansas City. Rose was able to catch “The Karate Hottie” with a brutal high kick early in the second-round that sent Waterson crashing to the...

Apr 15, 2017 6:32 pm

UFC on FOX 24 Results: Rose Namajunas submits Michelle Waterson (VIDEO)

UFC on FOX 24 Results: Michelle Waterson vs. Rose Namajunas A key women’s strawweight fight between Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 24 fight card in Kansas City. Rose Namajunas starts off quickly but misses with an early combination. Waterson lands a nice side kick and...

Apr 12, 2017 8:43 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk expects to fight the UFC Kansas City co-main event winner next

This weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Kansas City, Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas will collide in a crucial strawweight contender bout. The winner of this fight could well earn the next crack at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s UFC 211 title fight – at least, that’s what...

Apr 11, 2017 10:58 am

VIDEO | That time Michelle Waterson strutted her stuff in a bikini competition

Michelle Waterson will be looking to pick up her third straight win in the UFC this weekend as she takes on Rose Namajunas in the co-main event of the UFC on FOX 24 card taking place in Kansas City, Missouri. Waterson has shown her talents in the Octagon but is nicknamed “The Karate Hottie” for...

Mar 20, 2017 6:17 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk praises Michelle Waterson, blasts Rose Namajunas

This May, in the co-main event of UFC 211, dominant UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to make the fifth defense of her title against dangerous Brazilian contender Jessica Andrade. While Jedrzejczyk’s victory against an opponent of Andrade’s caliber is far from guaranteed, she is already looking ahead to her next challenge as UFC...