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Namajunas explains why she wants ‘money fight’ with Waterson

Author: Damon Martin Date: Jan. 4, 2017 As soon as Michelle Waterson put Paige VanZant to sleep in their main event fight this past December, Rose Namajunas was flooded with messages on social media all saying that she should face “The Karate Hottie” for her next fight. Perhaps it’s because Namajunas mauled VanZant in similar […]

Kowalkiewicz takes split decision from Namajunas at UFC 201

Author: Brett Okamoto Date: July 31, 2016 ATLANTA — Karolina Kowalkiewicz likely just set up an all-Poland strawweight title fight. Kowalkiewicz (10-0), of Lodz, Poland, scored an upset split-decision victory over Rose Namajunas at UFC 201 on Saturday, inside Philips Arena. The win likely catapults Kowalkiewicz into a championship fight against three-time defending titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who is also from Poland. The 30-year-old […]

Namajunas Finally Ready to Meet Title Expectations

Author: Jorge Mondaca Date: July 27, 2016 The time is now for Rose Namajunas. Ever since her star-making turn on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, where she fought her way to the finals before losing to Carla Esparza, expectations have been sky high for Namajunas. A subsequent three-fight winning streak that began against Angela […]

Rose Namajunas Refuses To Overlook Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Author: Jon Fuentes Date: July 26, 2016 A pivotal contest in the women’s strawweight division is set to get underway in the co-main event of UFC 201 this Saturday (July 30, 2016), when No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas clashes with the undefeated No. 5-ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Namajunas, a former 115-pound title challenger after losing to Carla Esparza […]

Rose Namajunas to face Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201

Date: June 6, 2016 Author: Brett Okamoto Former UFC strawweight title contender Rose Namajunas will seek her fourth consecutive win against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201. UFC officials confirmed the bout to ESPN.com on Monday. The UFC 201 pay-per-view will take place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Namajunas (5-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win against Tecia […]

UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas: I need to rest, and have fun again

Author: Elias Cepeda Date: April 18, 2016 After winning her third straight fight since losing a strawweight title bout, Rose Namajunas seems on the fast-track to fighting for the UFC belt again soon. “Thug Rose” pulled out a razor-close decision win over fellow contender Tecia Torres Saturday in Tampa, but afterwards said that she’ll need a long rest before fighting […]

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