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#1 Women's Strawweight Division

#5 PFP

Active

"Thug"

Rose Namajunas

Women's Strawweight Division

12-5-0 (W-L-D)

2

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Rose Namajunas

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Rose Namajunas's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Milwaukee, United States
Trains at
Grudge Training Center
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
65.00
Weight
115.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 12, 2014
Reach
65.00
Leg reach
39.50

Fighter Facts

  • Team Melendez on TUF 20
     
  • Had 4-0 amateur record with two knockouts
     
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Has won nine of her last 12
     
  • Six wins by submission (4 RNC, flying armbar, Kimura), two by knockout
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Flying armbar win over Kathina Catron in April of 2013 took just 12 seconds
     
  • Pro debut was win over Emily Kagan
     
  • Lone pre-UFC loss was via decision to Tecia Torres in July of 2013
     
  • Fiancé is UFC vet Pat Barry

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Namajunas lost a five round split decision to Carla Esparza, losing her UFC women's strawweight title 
UFC 261 (4/24/21) Namajunas knocked out Zhang Weili at 1:18 of the first round to regain the UFC women's strawweight title
UFC 251 (7/12/20) Namajunas won a three round split decision over Jessica Andrade
UFC 237 (5/11/19) Namajunas was knocked out by Jessica Andrade at 2:58 of the second round, losing her UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC 223 (4/7/18) Namajunas won a five round unanimous decision over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to retain the UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC 217 (11/4/17) Namajunas stopped Joanna Jedrzejczyk via strikes at 3:03 of the first round to win the UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC on FOX (4/15/17) Namajunas submitted Michelle Waterson via rear naked choke at 2:47 of the second round
UFC 201 (7/30/16) Namajunas lost a three round split decision to Karolina Kowalkiewicz
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Namajunas won a three round unanimous decision over Tecia Torres
UFC Fight Night (12/10/15) Namajunas submitted Paige VanZant via rear naked choke at 2:25 of the fifth round
UFC 192 (10/3/15) Namajunas submitted Angela Hill via rear naked choke at 2:47 of the first round
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Namajunas was submitted by Carla Esparza via rear naked choke at 1:26 of the third round in a UFC strawweight title fight

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 20
On episode 12
(Semifinals) Namajunas submitted Randa Markos via Kimura at 2:45 of round one
On episode 11 (Quarterfinals), Namajunas submitted Joanne Calderwood via Kimura in round two
On episode seven, Namajunas submitted Alex Chambers via rear naked choke at 4:38 of the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting?  Martial arts has been a part of my life since I was five. I thought I'd might as well make a living doing something I love. 
What ranks and titles have you held? UFC women’s strawweight champion, Black belt in karate and taekwondo, brown belt in jiu-jitsu and some medals at jiu-jitsu tournaments. 
Do you have any heroes? My mom and my grandmothers 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? An opportunity of a lifetime. 
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at Gillies Frozen Custard in high school 
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Two Submission of the Night awards, one of them being a 12-second flying armbar that was Submission of the Year. 
Favorite grappling technique: Any submissions 
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook