twitter google

Rose Namajunas Ready For Her Title-Fight

Rose Namajunas made sure to keep her spot warm in the UFC strawweight pecking order, finishing Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24 Saturday night.

“Thug” got back in the win column after a split decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz last year with a second round submission win. Namajunas (6-3) is now 4-1 over her last five fights.

“My whole life has been leading up to this. My last loss was difficult for me, but I got tougher,” she said. “Then I had a training camp with Valentina Shevchenko and that made me tougher, too.”

The UFC title is set to be defended later this year by Joanna Jedrzejczyk against Jessica Andrade. Asked about her chances against either fighter, Namajunas said “I match up with either really well. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.”

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami

Event Date: September 22, 2017
Broadcast: FXX

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell

Event Date: October 6, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee

Event Date: October 7, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD