Rose Namajunas biography, Career, Age, Family, Networth
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Rose “Thug” Namajunas is an ex- UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, with an impressive professional MMA record of 11 wins and five losses. Rose has been rated at #5 on the UFC Women’s pound for pound rankings. She was the only female athlete in history of the UFC to have won the Strawweight Championship twice.
Rose Namajunas Facts
Profiling Rose NamajunasA Quick Glance At Rose Namajunas
|Full Names||Rose Namajunas|
|Place of birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth||June 29, 1992|
|State of Origin||American|
|Profession||Mixed martial arts|
|Mixed martial arts records||Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 4
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 3
|Team||303 Training Center (2016–2020)
Grudge Training Center (2012–2016)
Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (2011–2012)
Early Life and Career
Rose Namajunas got early into combat sports, having started Taekwondo at age five. She earned her black belt junior at the age of nine. In addition, Rose would also study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as karate.
Namajunas began in MMA during her high school years and made her debut as an amateur fighter in the year the year 2010. She went on a winning streak of four fights before making her professional debut in 2013 with Invicta FC 4: Esparza against Hyatt. Namajunas was 2-1 at Invicta before joining the UFC
Rose Namajunas The Ultimate Fighter
Rose Namajunas was signed in December 2013 by the UFC to be a part of The 20th Season of Ultimate Fighter that would crown the first-ever UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. Rose came in as the fourth selection on team Melendez and was unbeaten until the final, where she fell against 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 followed this up by securing victories on Page VanZant and Tecia Torres before falling to Karolina Kowalkiewicz UFC 201. Rose was able to bounce back after beating Michelle Waterson at UFC ON Fox 24 to secure a flyweight title shot with the then champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Namajunas would beat Joanna during UFC 217 to be her new UFC women’s flyweight champion. She was able to beat Joanna during UFC 223 to retain her title.
The title reign would prove only for a short time because Rose lost the title at UFC 237 to Jessica Andrade via KO(slam) in the second round. She would seek revenge by defeating Andrade in UFC 251 and would get an opportunity to fight for the flyweight title against Weili Zhang following her victory. Namajunas would take on Zhang in UFC 261 and defeat Weili by an head Kick Ko during the opening round, becoming the first two-time UFC Female Flyweight Champion.
Rose Namajunas Record
|Loss||11-5||Carla Esparza||Decision (split)||UFC 274||07/05/2022|
|Win||11-4||Weili Zhang||Decision (split)||UFC 268||06/11/2021|
|Win||10-4||Weili Zhang||KO (Head Kick)||UFC 261||24/04/2021|
|Win||9-4||Jessica Andrade||Decision (split)||UFC 251||11/07/2020|
|Loss||8-4||Jessica Andrade||KO (slam)||UFC 237||11/03/2019|
|Win||8-3||Joanna Jedrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 223||07/04/2018|
|Win||7-3||Joanna Jedrzejczyk||TKO (punches)||UFC 217||04/11/2017|
|Win||6-3||Michelle Waterson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis||15/04/2017|
|Loss||5-3||Karolina Kowalkiewicz||Decision (split)||UFC 201||30/07/2016|
|Win||5-2||Tecia Torres||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Teixeira against. Evans||16/04/2016|
|Win||4-2||Paige VanZant||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant||10/12/2015|
|Win||3-2||Angela Hill||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 192||03/10/2015|
|Loss||2-2||Carla Esparza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale||12/12/2014|
|Loss||2-1||Tecia Torres||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg||13/07/2013|
|Win||2-0||Kathina Catron||Submission (flying armbar)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||05/04/2013|
|Win||1-0||Emily Kagan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt||05/01/2013|
Rose Namajunas Most Popular Fights
Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Rose Namajunas would face Joana Jedrzejczyk in UFC 217 for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship. The underdog Rose was able to dominate the champion and land 15 strikes to 5 for Joanna before knocking her out with punches within the first round. She would become an all-new UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion.
Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang
Rose Namajunas fought Weili Zhang at UFC 261 to win The UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. The fight was over in 2 minutes of the match when Rose struck Weili with head kicks and knock out the champion. She made historical records by becoming the first female fighter to win the UFC title within the company’s history.
Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang 2
Rose Namajunas fought Zhang Weili at UFC 268 to win The UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. The fight was much more close than the fight that was first fought between Zhang Weili and Usman. Rose began the fight with a slow pace in order to determine the strategy of Whang and then fight back.
Weili however showed her wrestling prowess and took Rose down three times, and then win the opening rounds. Namajunas made a comeback the rounds of 4 and 5, to defeat Zhang. The fight was decided by the judge’s scorecard, who awarded the fight to Rose Namajunas via split decision.
Rose Namajunas Career Stats
Rose Namajunas’s record currently stands at 11-5. She is currently ranked #3 on the UFC Women’s Strawweight Rankings.
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- 65 in (165cm)
- 115 lb / 52 kg
Rose Namajunas Last Fight
Rose Namajunas’s most recent bout was with Carla Esparza at UFC 274 to win the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. Namajunas was defeated by a split decision.
FAQs On Rose Namajunas
How do you know Rose Namajunas’ nickname?
Rose Namajunas is also known as “Thug”
What is Rose Namajunas’ MMA Record?
Rose Namajunas holds an MMA record of 11-5.
Are there any highlights Rose Namajunas’ accomplishments?
Rose Namajunas is a former UFC Strawweight Champion. She also became only the second female athlete in history of the UFC to be crowned the Strawweight Championship twice.
What is the background of Rose Namajunas?
Rose Namajunas is of Lithuanian origin and was born within Milwaukee, Wisconsin.