The black belt in tae-kwon-do and karate Rose Namajunas entered this fight with a pro mma record of 5-2-0 (80% submission victory rate – she has never won via ko/tko) and she is ranked as the No.6 women’s strawweight in the world. She suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Tecia Torres and Carla Esparza (=Esparza vs Namajunas), but then she has won three bouts taking revenge on Torres in 2016 (=Namajunas vs Torres II).
Her opponent, the undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz, has a perfect record of 9-0-0 (33% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. She has also fought once in 2016 winning over Heather Clark (=Kowalkiewicz vs Clark). Namajunas vs Kowalkiewicz is on the undercard of Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley – UFC 201. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Division: strawweight (115 lbs, 52 kg)
UFC 201 fight card (main and best fights):
Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs Erik Perez
Nikita Krylov vs Ed Herman
Namajunas’ previous fight: Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres 2
Kowalkiewicz’s previous fight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Heather Clark
Kowalkiewicz’s next fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Namajunas’ next fight: Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson
(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)