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Rose Namajunas wins UFC title with beautiful head kick KO on Weili

Valentina Shevchenko


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Sun, 25 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0100

Rose Namajunas stunned Weili Zhang and the world to record a stunning first-round knockout in the co-main event of UFC 261

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Thug Rose landed a picture-

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Rose Namajunas stunned Weili Zhang and the world to record a stunning first-round knockout in the co-main event of UFC 261.

Thug Rose landed a picture-perfect head kick to drop the champion and after she rained down some unanswered strikes, the referee called the fight off.

Zhang, still wobbling and visibly stunned, argued that the fight was stopped too early and couldn’t hide her anger.

Truth be told, she was just stunned by what had happened and struggled to accept her second loss of her career.Namajunas was overcome with emotion after winning the women’s strawweight strap. Her trainer told her to say she was the best after the fight and she repeatedly said “I’m the best. I’m the best.”Once Joe Rogan got in the octagon to interview the new champion, he was clearly teary eyed himself. He revealed he had heard her telling herself “I’m the best” over and over again before the fight even started.

When Rogan asked her about that, she simply said: “I am the best,” with a smile.Rogan admitted to crying both in the interview and afterwards at the commentary desk. They also revealed that Thug Rose’s teammate Justin Gaethje had been in tears, too.The fight only went one minute and eighteen seconds and Zhang was unable to impose herself like she did what many believe was the greatest female MMA fight ever with Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

UFC 261 had one of the most insane main cards in UFC history. Alongside the Namajunas title win, Valentina Shevchenko utterly dominated Jessia Andrade in the first title fight of the night.

Chris Weidman suffered a horrendous broken leg in just 17 seconds of his fight with Uriah Hall and Jimmy Crute endured a leg injury of his own after Anthony Smith kicked him into a doctor stoppage after round one.To cap things off, Kamaru Usman knocked Jorge Masvidal out in the main event to cement his place as one of the UFC’s pound-for-pound best.

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Sun, 25 Apr 2021 05:00:00 +0100

"Thug Rose" becomes champion once again

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When she lost the women's strawweight title to Jessica Andrade at UFC 237, Rose Namajunas knew if she regained 

“Thug Rose” becomes champion once again.

When she lost the women's strawweight title to Jessica Andrade at UFC 237, Rose Namajunas knew if she regained the belt that she'd be ready to handle what it takes to be the champion. That time is now for “Thug Rose” as she defeated Zhang Weili via knockout at 1:18 of the first round to regain the strawweight championship at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday night.”I did it again! God did it, but I just had to have faith in him, but that's what got me through,” Namajunas told Joe Rogan in her post-fight interview. Before the bell sounded, there were loud chants for Namajunas and thunderous boos for Weili. The former champion came out and with the plan of throwing inside leg kicks while Namajunas was peppering her with jabs.After an exchange of strikes, Namajunas feinted low and snapped a head kick that sent Weili's head bouncing off the canvas. Namajunas connected on two hammerfists and referee Keith Peterson stepped right in to stop the fight, much to the chagrin of Weili, who let it be known to Peterson that it was a bad stoppage. “I didn't see her moving,” Namajunas said. “I wasn't sure if she was gonna come back from that. Just a couple of hammerfists and that's how it went.”Namajunas (11-4) is the first woman to regain a belt in her original weight class. For Weili (21-2), her 20-fight winning streak has been snapped. 

 

– April 25, 2021
Rose Namajunas wins UFC title with beautiful head kick KO on Weili
Valentina Shevchenko