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 Jedrzejczyk below.
#UFC217 — Three title fights — Three NEW champions. (All the finishes coming).
Rose Namajunas TKO’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk in round 1 ‼️🔥😱 pic.twitter.com/KO4XLtNy9h
— Nick (@BitaNick) November 5, 2017
At the UFC 217 post-fight press conference Namajunas told reporters that she was “sick of all the hate” and vowed to make changes in her new role as UFC champion.
Shortly following the event, the former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk released a statement on her shocking defeat.
Get the full Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight recap below:
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 off a nice combination. Rose avoids any significant strikes and then drops Joanna with a right hand. She jumps on her and immediately and moves to mount. Joanna is taking some shots but works her way back to her feet. Joanna gets free and circles out. Rose catches her with a right hand and drops her to the floor. Rose jumps on Joanna and forces her to tapout to strikes! WOW!