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Rose Namajunas Is The Next Big UFC Womens Fighter

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Rose Gertrude Namajunas, 25, is an American mixed martial artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who is currently competing in the Women’s Strawweight division of the UFC. As of September, she is #4 in the official UFC Strawweight rankings.

Namajunas began Taekwondo at the age of 5, earning her junior black belt at age 9. At 16, In high school, she began training in kickboxing and mixed martial arts with Duke Roufus.

In 2010, Namajunas began her amateur MMA career. She compiled a perfect amateur record of 4-0 with 2 wins by TKO and 2 by decision. Both of the finishes came in the first round.

On December 11, 2013, Namajunas was signed by the UFC–long with 10 other strawweight fighters– to compete on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

On Saturday, November 4, Namajunas fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217.


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