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Once overconfident, Rose Namajunas believes best is yet to come

Author: Kevin Iole Date: April 13, 2016 Like any fighter, Rose Namajunas has had her share of ups and downs in her career. She’s still only 23 and in her six pro fights, she’s already fought fighters currently ranked Nos. 2, 4 and 7 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings. She’s had some spectacular wins, including a […]

Rose Namajunas predicts title run in 2016: It’s my time

Author: Elias Cepeda Date: Jan. 7, 2016 Former strawweight title challenger Rose Namajunas believes that by this time, next year, she will be the new world champion at 115 pounds. “Yes,” she recently told FOX Sports (above). “I feel that it’s my time.” It sure looked that way last month when Namajunas dominated fellow contender Paige VanZant in […]

What’s next for contender Rose Namajunas? Title shot or another bout?

Author: Dann Stupp Date: Dec. 11, 2015 LAS VEGAS – Rose Namajunas knocked off one of her division’s brightest prospects with a thoroughly dominant performance, so what’s next? Namajunas (4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who earned a fifth-round submission victory over tough-to-finish Paige VanZant (6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in Thursday’s UFC Fight Night 80 headliner, fell short in a previous title […]

Namajunas schools VanZant before finishing by rear naked choke

Author: Damon Martin Date: Dec. 11, 2015 From the start of the fight until the very end, Rose Namajunas put on a five round clinic before finally finishing Paige VanZant with a rear naked choke to make a strong statement that she’s ready for another crack at the UFC strawweight title. Namajunas actually came into the fight as a […]

Rose Namajunas: Fighting is the Priority

Author: Thomas Gerbasi Date: Dec. 4, 2015 Just when you thought you’ve seen it all in the fight game, Rose Namajunas got a haircut. And for a little while, at least in MMA circles, it broke the internet. But while there was the idea that Namajunas shaved her head to make a statement to her […]

Paige VanZant vs. Rose Namajunas: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Author: Nathan McCarter Date: Dec. 3, 2015 UFC Fight Night 80 on Thursday, December 10 will feature a compelling strawweight matchup for its main event. No. 3-ranked contender Rose Namajunas (3-2) will take on No. 7-ranked Paige VanZant (6-1) in the UFC Fight Pass main event. VanZant was originally booked against No. 9-ranked Joanne Calderwood, […]

Namajunas on fight with VanZant: I’m the ‘test that everybody’s been waiting for’

Author: Chuck Mindenhall Date: Nov. 3, 2015 year ago, when The Ultimate Fighter 20 had concluded and Rose Namajunaswas being prepped as the “next Ronda Rousey” ahead of her strawweight title fight with Carla Esparza, there was an air of pending stardom surrounding “Thug Rose.” Yet as Namajunas lost the fight to Esparza — a third-round rear naked choke that […]

Namajunas vs. VanZant New Main Event on Dec. 10

Author: Thomas Gerbasi Date: Oct. 27, 2015 Rose Namajunas waited nearly a year for a return to the Octagon after competing in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 20. Now she will get two fights in two months, as she follows up her October win over Angela Hill with a UFC FIGHT PASS main event bout against […]

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