The black belt in tae-kwon-do, karate and current Ufc champion Rose Namajunas entered this fight with a mma record of 7-3-0 (86% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s strawweight in the world. She lost to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in 2016 (via split decision, Namajunas vs Kowalkiewicz) but then she beat Michelle Waterson (Namajunas vs Waterson) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk in 2017 (Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas I).
Her opponent, the former Wkn kickboxing and Ufc champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, has an official record of 14-1-0 (36% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. Before losing to Namajunas at the end of 2017 she had won over Claudia Gadelha (Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha II) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz in 2016 (Jedrzejczyk vs Kowalkiewicz), while in 2017 he had beat Jessica Andrade (Jedrzejczyk vs Andrade). Namajunas vs Joanna 2 is valid for the Ufc women’s strawweight title (Namajunas’ first defense); undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta – UFC 223. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta
Where: Barclays Center, New York, United States
Division: strawweight (115 lbs, 52 kg)
Title: UFC Women’s strawweight championship
UFC 223 fight card (main fights):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta
Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2
Renato Moicano Carneiro vs Calvin Kattar
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Kyle Bochniak
Evan Dunham vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Their previous fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas I
Jedrzejczyk’s next fight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Tecia Torres
Namajunas’ next fight: Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade
Namajunas vs Jedrzejczyk 2 Fight Video:
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Official post-fight interview