On April 7, 2018, two fierce female fighters, Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, faced each other in the octagon for the second time in a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout. The fight took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and it was the main event of UFC 223. The first match between the two fighters had ended with a surprising victory for Namajunas, who had knocked out Jedrzejczyk in the first round. The rematch promised to be just as intense as the first fight, if not more.
Rose Namajunas, also known as “Thug Rose,” is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division of the UFC. She was born on June 29, 1992, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and started training in martial arts at a young age. Namajunas has a professional record of 9 wins and 4 losses, and she won the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship by defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk in their first fight.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, also known as “Joanna Champion,” is a Polish mixed martial artist who also competes in the strawweight division of the UFC. She was born on August 18, 1987, in Olsztyn, Poland, and started her martial arts career in Muay Thai. Jedrzejczyk has a professional record of 15 wins and 4 losses, and she was a dominant champion in the UFC before losing to Namajunas in their first fight.
The build-up to the rematch between Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk was intense, with both fighters exchanging heated words at press conferences and on social media. Jedrzejczyk was determined to avenge her loss to Namajunas and regain her title, while Namajunas was confident that she could defeat Jedrzejczyk again and prove that her victory in their first fight was not a fluke.
The fight between Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk was a five-round war that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. Both fighters showed incredible skill and heart, and the fight was incredibly close. Jedrzejczyk started strong, landing several hard kicks and punches, but Namajunas weathered the storm and fought back with her own strikes and takedowns. The later rounds were even closer, with both fighters landing significant strikes and trying to gain an advantage.
After five rounds of intense action, the judges scored the fight in favor of Rose Namajunas, who retained her UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. The scores were 49-46, 48-47, and 48-47, indicating just how close the fight was. Namajunas was emotional after the fight, crying tears of joy and relief, while Jedrzejczyk was disappointed but gracious in defeat.
The rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk was a thrilling fight that lived up to its hype. Both fighters showed incredible skill and heart, and the result was a close but deserved victory for Namajunas. The fight cemented Namajunas’s position as one of the best fighters in the UFC, and it showed that she is a true champion who can handle any challenge thrown her way.