Get to know the UFC’s newly crowned strawweight champion by watching her truly electric highlight reel.
Rose Namajunas pulled off an upset for the ages by knocking out the formerly-dominant champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the very first round of their UFC 217 showdown but despite the fact that many have been high on this supremely talented prospect for a while now, the notion that she could knock out one of the greatest technical strikers in MMA today would have been seen as near-laughable in the leadup.
Rose’s grappling skills are impeccible, yes, but we’ve seen her mature as a striker considerably in recent years and following her destruction of Michelle Waterson earlier this year, it became clear that she was ready for a shot at the belt.
Namajunas’ star-potential is clear to see and the manner in which she conducted herself post-fight is a testament to her integrity as a person and a true martial artist. Her wins up until this point have shown some pretty noticeable progression at every time of asking and with her prime years yet to be reached, expect more of the same from ‘Thug’ Rose in the future.
Familiarize yourself with Rose’s devastating arsenal by watching her impressive highlight reel below.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena