Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas
BornRose Gertrude Namajunas (Rožė Gertrūda Namajūnaitė (lt.)) [1]
(1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 28)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Other namesThug
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8 st 3 lb)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofDenver, Colorado, U.S.
Team303 Training Center[3]
Grudge Training Center (2012–2016)
Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (2011–2012)
TrainerTrevor Wittman
Pat Barry
Tony Basile
Greg Nelson
RankBlack belt in Taekwondo[4]
Black belt in Karate[5][4]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4] under Tony Basile[6][7]
Years active2010–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision3
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Rose Gertrude Namajunas (Lithuanian: Rožė Gertrūda Namajūnaitė)[1] (born June 29, 1992) is an American professional mixed martial artist.[8] She is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she competes in the women's strawweight division and is the two-time and current UFC Women's Strawweight World Champion.[9] As of April 26, 2021, Namajunas is #3 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.[10]

Early life and education

Rose Gertrude Namajunas (Rožė Gertrūda Namajūnaitė in Lithuanian)[1] was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on (1992-06-29)June 29, 1992, to Lithuanian parents.[11] She was named Rose (Lithuanian: Rožė) in honor of her great-grandmother Rožė Gotšalkaitė Namajūnienė, whose husband Juozas was an Independent Lithuania military officer. He enlisted in the Lithuanian military in 1933, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1936. During the Soviet invasion of Lithuania in 1939, he fought in the resistance. After the Soviets occupied the country, Juozas was forced to enlist in the Red Army. Following the German declaration of war on the Soviet Union and the subsequent Soviet retreat from the Baltic states, Juozas left the Red Army and retired to civilian life. When the Soviets re-occupied Lithuania, Juozas was arrested by the NKVD and sent to a prison camp. He was killed by Soviet KGB agents near his home in 1968.[12] Namajunas's grandfather Algimantas Andriukonis was a successful wrestler, and won national championships in Lithuania and competitions in the USSR.[13] In December 2020, it was revealed that her grandfather, who lived in Kaunas, Lithuania, had died.[14] Namajunas regularly visits Lithuania and communicates in the Lithuanian language with her grandparents.[15]

Her parents left Lithuania in September 1991, and Rožė Gertrūda Namajūnaitė was born in June 1992 in America. She has an older brother, Nojus.[16] Namajunas's father Arturas, who suffered from schizophrenia, left the family when Rose was still young and died of pneumonia in Germany in 2008, when Rose was 16.[17] Her mother was a pianist, trained at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.[18] Namajunas grew up in Milwaukee in a tough neighborhood, where she was a witness to violence from a young age. Her mother worked a lot and her brother was only rarely home. Her neighborhood friends nicknamed her "Thug Rose", due to the fact that she was the only white girl among them and was the smallest, yet she was the toughest one in their friend group. Namajunas has admitted to being a victim of child sexual abuse, while emphasizing that she does not want to speak about specific details. She graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, where she was an accomplished cross-country runner.[19][20]

Martial arts training

Rose started practicing taekwondo at the age of 5. She earned her poom belt (junior black belt) at age 9. After that, she went on to practice both karate and bjj. While in high school, she started training in kickboxing and mixed martial arts with Duke Roufus at Roufusport, and she was also a senior-year wrestler at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.[21][22]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Namajunas began competing in MMA as an amateur in 2010. She trained under Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.[23] She racked up 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.[24]

Invicta Fighting Championship

She made her professional debut against Emily Kagan at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5, 2013.[25] After two back-and-forth rounds, Namajunas was able to secure the victory via submission due to a rear-naked choke in round three. The victory in her pro debut also earned her the Submission of the Night bonus.[26]

In her second professional appearance, Namajunas faced Kathina Catron at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson on April 5, 2013.[27][28] She won the fight by submission due to a flying armbar just 12 seconds into the first round. This performance garnered Namajunas her second Invicta Submission of the Night award.[29]

Namajunas fought fellow undefeated prospect Tecia Torres at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg on July 13, 2013.[30][31] Namajunas lost the fight by unanimous decision.[32][33]

The Ultimate Fighter

On December 11, 2013, it was announced that Namajunas was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) along with 10 other strawweight fighters to compete on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, which would crown the first-ever UFC strawweight champion.[34]

Namajunas was the fourth pick by coach Gilbert Melendez.[35] She defeated Alex Chambers by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the preliminary round of the tournament.[36]

In the quarter-finals, Namajunas faced Joanne Calderwood. She won the fight via kimura in the second round.

In the semi-finals, Namajunas faced Randa Markos. She again won the fight via kimura in the first round.

In the final of the tournament, she fought Carla Esparza on December 12, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale for the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. She lost the bout via rear-naked choke in the third round.[37]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Despite losing in The Ultimate Fighter finale, Namajunas was awarded two season $25,000 bonus awards for Performance of the Season and Fight of the Season for her bout with Joanne Calderwood.[38]

Namajunas was expected to face Nina Ansaroff on May 23, 2015, in a preliminary bout at UFC 187.[39] Prior to the fight, Ansaroff missed weight by 4 pounds and was fined 20 percent of her fight purse.[40] The bout was scrapped entirely a couple of hours before the event, as Ansaroff was declared medically unfit to compete due to illness. According to Ansaroff's camp, she contracted the flu the week before, and the weight cut exacerbated the illness, forcing Ansaroff to abandon her weight cut early, and ultimately withdraw from the fight.[41] Though the fight could not take place, Namajunas was paid her full fight purse (show- and win money).[42]

Namajunas fought Angela Hill on October 3, 2015, at UFC 192.[43] After some back-and-forth striking exchanges on the feet, Namajunas took Hill down with a trip off a punch. As Hill stood up, Namajunas quickly secured a rear-naked choke, submitting Hill in the first round.[44]

In a quick turnaround, Namajunas faced streaking prospect Paige VanZant in the main event of UFC Fight Night 80 on December 10, 2015, replacing an injured Joanne Calderwood.[45] Namajunas won the fight midway through the fifth round via submission due to a rear naked choke.[46] The win also earned Namajunas her first Performance of the Night bonus award.[47]

On April 16, 2016, Namajunas faced the undefeated Tecia Torres at UFC on Fox 19 in a rematch of their 2013 fight at Invicta FC 6. Namajunas won the fight via unanimous decision.[48]

On July 30, 2016, Namajunas fought Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201[49] in a match regarded as a title eliminator. Kowalkiewicz defeated Namajunas via split decision.[50] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their performance.[51]

Namajunas faced Michelle Waterson on April 15, 2017, at UFC on Fox 24.[52] Namajunas won by submission due to a rear-naked choke in round 2, marking the 5th submission finish in her career.[53]

Strawweight champion

Namajunas faced Strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 4, 2017. She came in as a big underdog against the undefeated champion. Namajunas, in what was regarded as a huge upset, won by KO in first round to be crowned the new UFC Women's Strawweight Champion.[54] The win also earned Namajunas her second Performance of the Night bonus award.[55] This was Namajunas's first knockout victory in her professional career (2 TKO-wins as an amateur). At the UFC 217 post-fight press conference, Namajunas stated that she intended to use her champion status as a platform to spread awareness of mental illness.[56]

In the first defense of her title, Namajunas faced Jędrzejczyk in a rematch that took place on April 7, 2018, at UFC 223.[57] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[58] Namajunas spent the remainder of the year recovering from a lingering case of spinal stenosis from a C6 vertebral compression fracture, symptoms of which manifested while training with Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko in 2017, and had intensified during training camp for UFC 223.[59][60]

In her second title defense, Namajunas faced Jéssica Andrade in the main event at UFC 237 on May 11, 2019, in Andrade's home country of Brazil, in what would be Namajunas's first MMA fight outside the United States. Namajunas lost the fight by KO via a slam in the second round.[61][62] The fight earned her the Fight of the Night award.[63]


Namajunas was scheduled to face Jéssica Andrade for a rematch on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[64] On April 8, 2020, Namajunas withdrew from the event,[65] with her manager citing a pair of deaths in the family related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason.[66] Instead the bout was rescheduled and eventually took place on July 12, 2020 at UFC 251.[67] Namajunas won the fight via split decision.[68] This fight earned her the Fight of the Night award.[69]

Second reign as strawweight champion

Namajunas faced Zhang Weili for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship on April 24, 2021 at UFC 261.[70] She won the fight by knockout early in the first round after landing a head kick, claiming the UFC Women's Strawweight World Champion for the second time.[71] Namajunas became the first female fighter to lose and regain a UFC Championship belt. The win earned Namajunas a Performance of the Night bonus award.[72]

Fighting style

Namajunas utilizes forward movement while pressuring opponents with jabs and high kicks.[73] She is known for her advanced technical striking and footwork, using a variety of angles and several creative adjustments. During her fight at Invicta FC 6, she directed a series of axe kicks, front kicks, and forward roundhouse kicks to her opponent's head.[74] After closing the distance, she will sometimes attempt to grapple and execute a submission.[29][73]

Personal life

Namajunas is a Christian,[75] and is an anti-communist.[76][77] Prior to her bout against Chinese fighter Zhang Weili, Namajunas spoke of the history of communist oppression in her ancestral homeland Lithuania and mentioned the documentary The Other Dream Team as an inspiration. She said the documentary gives a "good idea as to what my family had to go through, the reason I'm in the United States today, the reason that I do mixed martial arts, all of that stuff", and stated it is a reminder that it is "better dead than red".[78] She said that she viewed her fight with Zhang as symbolizing a fight between communism and democracy, saying that "Weili is red" and "represents [communism]" due to her being a Chinese person, while she will be "fighting for freedom", relating it to her family history under the former USSR regime in Lithuania.[79][80] In an interview with Ariel Helwani, she doubled down on these comments, alleging "[Zhang] may be told what to say". She also stated that she was not sure what Zhang's personal beliefs about the political regime in her country were.[81] Namajunas clarified that her comments were not directed personally at Zhang, and instead attributed her decision to speak on this topic in part to her mental struggles and PTSD.[82] Zhang later said she didn't take offense to these comments by Namajunas, dismissing them as "[making] no sense".[83] In describing her background and motivation for fighting, Namajunas stated "I’ve got the Christ consciousness, I’ve got Lithuanian blood and I’ve got the American dream."[84]

Namajunas is the fiancée and training partner of former Glory and UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, who is 13 years her elder.[85][86][87] Namajunas and Barry met at Duke Roufus' gym, where Barry started training after losing his home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, while Namajunas started training there during high school.[88] He claims he fell in love with Namajunas the first time he saw her. In a December 2014 interview, Barry said that he and Namajunas were dating "for almost five years now", while Namajunas felt like it was "two or three years". The couple got engaged in 2014.[89]

Namajunas has played the piano since the age of five.[90] Namajunas's brother, Nojus, operated a private piano studio. He also is a mixed martial artist, and made his professional debut in March 2021.[91]

Namajunas formerly had the nickname "The Riveter".[92] Her current moniker, "Thug Rose", was given by friends when she was young because of her intimidating scowl.[86]

I got it from my neighborhood friends. When I was little, I was the only white girl, I was smaller than everyone else, and for some reason I just acted harder than everybody else — just fearless, you know? So they kind of dubbed me that because of the intimidating scowl I always had on my face.[86]

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 10 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 5 1
By decision 3 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–4 Zhang Weili KO (head kick) UFC 261 April 24, 2021 1 1:18 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Won the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 9–4 Jéssica Andrade Decision (split) UFC 251 July 12, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Fight of the Night.
Loss 8–4 Jéssica Andrade KO (slam) UFC 237 May 11, 2019 2 2:58 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Lost the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 8–3 Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (unanimous) UFC 223 April 7, 2018 5 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States Defended the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
Win 7–3 Joanna Jędrzejczyk TKO (punches) UFC 217 November 4, 2017 1 3:03 New York City, New York, United States Won the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 6–3 Michelle Waterson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 2 2:47 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 5–3 Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (split) UFC 201 July 30, 2016 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 5–2 Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans April 16, 2016 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 4–2 Paige VanZant Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 5 2:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 3–2 Angela Hill Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 2:47 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 2–2 Carla Esparza Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale December 12, 2014 3 1:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
Loss 2–1 Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg July 13, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 2–0 Kathina Catron Submission (flying armbar) Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson April 5, 2013 1 0:12 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 1–0 Emily Kagan Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt January 5, 2013 3 3:44 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Submission of the Night.
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Randa Markos Submission (kimura) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned August 14, 2014
(December 10, 2014 airdate)
1 2:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 20 Semifinal round.
Win 2–0 Joanne Calderwood Submission (kimura) August 6, 2014
(December 3, 2014 airdate)
2 2:06 TUF 20 Quarterfinal round.
Win 1–0 Alex Chambers Submission (rear-naked choke) July 28, 2014
(November 5, 2014 airdate)
1 4:38 TUF 20 Elimination round.


Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–0 Jen Aniano TKO (head kick and punches) King of the Cage - Trump Card 30 June 2012 1 0:33 Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin Strawweight bout.[143]
Win 3–0 Moriel Charneski Decision (unanimous) King of the Cage - March Mania 17 March 2012 3 3:00 Walker, Minnesota 130 lb bout.[144]
Win 2–0 Heather Bassett Decision (unanimous) King of the Cage - Winter Warriors 10 December 2011 3 3:00 Walker, Minnesota Flyweight bout.[145]
Win 1–0 Melissa Pacheco TKO (punches) North American Fight Championship - Relentless 7 August 2010 1 2:51 West Allis, Wisconsin Flyweight bout.[146]

See also


  1. ^ a b c web|url=
  2. ^ "Fight Card – UFC 192 Cormier vs. Gustafsson". Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Bryant, Karyn (April 10, 2017). Rose Namajunas Predicts 1st Round KO Of Michelle Waterson At UFC On FOX. Event occurs at 08:58. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Rose Namajunas | UFC". Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Rose Namajunas Awakening Profile". Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Namajunas, Rose (August 28, 2016). Thug Diaries: Episode 1. Event occurs at 9:06. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Jim Norton (July 28, 2016). "UF12: Robbie Lawler and Rose Namajunas" (Podcast).
  8. ^ "Mixed martial arts results: Season 20 – The Ultimate Fighter" (PDF). Nevada State Athletic Commission.
  9. ^ "Rankings | UFC". Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Rankings | UFC". Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  11. ^ "By The Numbers: Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas". Sherdog. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  12. ^ |url=
  13. ^ "Lietuviškoje aplinkoje augusi UFC superžvaigždė Namajunas: man labai svarbu būti lietuve, jaučiu didelę atsakomybę". (in Lithuanian). November 8, 2020. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  14. ^ |url=
  15. ^ Rimkus, Kęstas. "Kovų superžvaigždė Rožė Namajunas vaikšto po Kauną: "Geriausia vieta – močiutės sodas"". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  16. ^
  17. ^ web|url=
  18. ^ |url=
  19. ^
  20. ^
  21. ^ "Rose Namajunas: To survive is to find meaning in the suffering". February 10, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  22. ^ Jennings, L.A. (June 3, 2014). "Rose Namajunas talks TUF, Colorado, and Trying to Start a Fight with Royce Gracie". Fightland. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  23. ^ "Rose Namajunas: To survive is to find meaning in the suffering". February 10, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  24. ^ "Rose Namajunas hopes to build on what Ronda Rousey has done for WMMA". December 27, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  25. ^ "Invicta FC 4 official with Esparza-Gadelha title fight, Baszler-Davis and more". November 23, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  26. ^ "Four Fighters Earn Bonuses At Invicta Fighting Championships 4". January 5, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  27. ^ "Rose Namajunas vs Kathina Catron Set For Invicta FC 5 Card". February 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  28. ^ "Invicta FC 5 official for April 5 in Kansas City, Mo". February 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  29. ^ a b "Invicta FC 5 Bonuses: Kaufman vs Smith Wins Fight Of The Night, KO of the Night goes to Nakamoto and Sub of the Night to Namajunas". April 6, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  30. ^ "Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres Added To Invicta FC 6 Card". April 19, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  31. ^ "Invicta FC 6 set for July 13, 13-bout lineup set with Santos-Coenen headliner". April 20, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  32. ^ "Invicta FC 6 live results and play-by-play". July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  33. ^ "Invicta FC 6: Cris "Cyborg" Justino vs Marloes Coenen Live Streaming Video, Results, and Play by Play". July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  34. ^ "UFC acquires 11 fighters from Invicta FC, launches women's strawweight division with 'TUF 20'". December 11, 2013.
  35. ^ "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 20: Team Pettis vs Team Melendez'". September 11, 2014.
  36. ^ "TUF 20 results and recap for Alex Chambers vs Rose Namajunas (Ep. 7)". November 5, 2014.
  37. ^ "Rose Namanjunas Career Net Worth Biography". MySportDab. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  38. ^ Staff (December 13, 2014). "Namajunas wins $50,000, Markos and Calderwood $25,000 'TUF 20' season bonuses". Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  39. ^ "Ansaroff-Namajunas, Sampo-Scoggins, Kuntz-Makachev added to Mays UFC 187 lineup". February 25, 2015.
  40. ^ "UFC 187 weigh-in results". May 22, 2015.
  41. ^ Cepeda, Elias (May 23, 2015). "Illness forces Ansaroff off UFC 187, team hopeful for rescheduled date with Namajunas". FOX Sports. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  42. ^ "Late fight cancellations? Here's what happens with UFC's new athlete outfitting policy". June 13, 2015.
  43. ^ "UFC 192 adds Joseph Benavidez vs Ali Bagautinov, Rose Namajunas vs Angela Hill". August 17, 2015.
  44. ^ Thomas, Luke (October 3, 2015). "UFC 192 results: Rose Namajunas chokes out Angela Hill in the first round". MMA Fighting. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  45. ^ Anton Tabuena (October 28, 2015). "Paige VanZant now fighting Rose Namajunas with Calderwood out". Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  46. ^ Dave Doyle (December 11, 2015). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Rose Namajunas dominates a resilient Paige VanZant". Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  47. ^ Staff (December 11, 2015). "UFC Fight Night 80 bonuses: Namajunas earns $50,000 for domination of VanZant". Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  48. ^ Doyle, Dave (April 16, 2019). "UFC on FOX 19 results: Rose Namajunas edges Tecia Torres in well-contested scrap". MMA Fighting. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  49. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (May 6, 2016). "Rose Namajunas meets undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201 in Atlanta". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  50. ^ Thomas Myers (July 31, 2016). "UFC 201 results: Karolina Kowalkiewicz splits Rose Namajunas, likely sets up all-Polish title fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk". Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  51. ^ "UFC 201 bonuses: Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz take home FOTN honors". July 31, 2016.
  52. ^ Staff (February 11, 2017). "UFC heads to Kansas City for first time for UFC on FOX 24". Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  53. ^ "UFC on FOX 24 results: Rose Namajunas dominates Michelle Waterson, earns submission win". April 15, 2017.
  54. ^ a b "UFC 217 results: Rose Namajunas KOs Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win title in huge upset". MMAjunkie. November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  55. ^ a b "UFC 217 bonuses: Title winners Namajunas, Dillashaw, St-Pierre get extra $50,000". MMAjunkie. November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  56. ^
  57. ^ "Namajunas-Joanna 2 Heads to Brooklyn". UFC. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  58. ^ a b "Joanna Jedrzejczyk shocked at UFC 223 loss to Namajunas, tells other strawweights: 'Bow down'". MMAjunkie. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  59. ^ Helwani, Ariel (June 25, 2018). "Episode 1: A New Chapter". Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. Episode 1. Event occurs at 2:00:30. ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  60. ^ Helwani, Ariel (September 4, 2019). "Episode 11: De La Hoya, Northcutt, Perry, Usman, Faber, Iaquinta, many more". Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. Episode 11. Event occurs at 1:40:40. ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  61. ^ Okamoto, Brett (January 7, 2019). "Rose Namajunas to defend strawweight belt vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 237". Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  62. ^ Anderson, Jay (May 12, 2019). "UFC 237 Results: Jessica Andrade Weathers Storm, Slams Rose Namajunas To Win Strawweight Title". Cageside Press. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  63. ^ a b "UFC 237 bonuses: New champ Jessica Andrade takes home $100K". MMA Junkie. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  64. ^ "Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade officially confirmed for UFC 249". January 11, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  65. ^ Marc Raimondi and Ariel Helwani (April 8, 2020). "Rose Namajunas pulls out of UFC 249 bout vs. Jessica Andrade". Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  66. ^ Crosby, Jack (April 9, 2020). "UFC 249: Rose Namajunas out of rematch with Jessica Andrade after two family members die from coronavirus". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  67. ^ Shelton, Cole (May 29, 2020). "Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade 2 targeted for UFC 251 |". | Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  68. ^ Fuentes, Jon (July 11, 2020). "UFC 251 Results: Rose Namajunas Edges Jessica Andrade After Slugfest". Cageside Press. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  69. ^ a b Hiergesell, Dan (July 12, 2020). "'Fight Island' Bonuses! Namajunas, Andrade Walk Away With FOTN". Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  70. ^ Sport, El Intra (February 28, 2021). "¡Es oficial! Rose Namajunas irá por el título de Zhang Weili en el UFC 261". El Intra Sports (in Spanish). Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  71. ^ Doherty, Dan (April 24, 2021). "UFC 261 Results: Rose Namajunas Head Kicks, Upsets Weili Zhang". Cageside Press. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  72. ^ a b Lee, Alexander K. (April 25, 2021). "UFC 261 bonuses: Kamaru Usman, Rose Namajunas rewarded for championship knockouts". MMA Fighting. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  73. ^ a b Sargent, Robert (July 13, 2013). "Invicta Fighting Championships 6 Live Play-By-Play & Results lookout". Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  74. ^ Hemminger, Brian (July 13, 2013). "Invicta FC 6 results". Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  75. ^ "Amid mental pressure and family tragedy, Rose Namajunas finds her passion for fighting again at UFC 251". Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  76. ^ "Rose Namajunas stands behind anti-communist comments". torontosun. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  77. ^ "Rose Namajunas stands by anti-communism comments ahead of Zhang Weili fight". ABC News. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  78. ^ "Namajunas defends anti-communism remarks". April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  79. ^
  80. ^
  81. ^
  82. ^
  83. ^
  84. ^ Brookhouse, Brent. "'Better dead than red.' Lithuanian-American fighter gears up for match with Chinese rival". Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  85. ^ "Pat Barry And Girlfriend Rose Namajunas At The 2012 World MMA Awards". January 14, 2013. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  86. ^ a b c Goldstein, Ben (April 3, 2013). "Interview: Rose Namajunas Discusses Thug Life, Pat Barry's Charm, And Her Invicta FC 5 Fight This Friday". CagePotato. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  87. ^ "UFC's Pat Barry Goes Nuts Over Girlfriend Rose Namajunas' Invicta FC Armbar Win". April 8, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  88. ^
  89. ^
  90. ^ "Facing a presumed outcome, Rose Namajunas hopes to surprise". October 30, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  91. ^ "Nojus Namajunas, brother of Rose Namajunas, set to make professional MMA debut". MMA Junkie. March 16, 2021. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  92. ^ "With Everything Finally Clicking, Pat Barry's Evolution Continues | UFC". (in Spanish). Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  93. ^ "The 2018 ESPYS Nominees" (Press release). ESPN MediaZone. June 20, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  94. ^ "Motor sports pioneer Danica Patrick to be honored with the Legend Award at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2018" (Press release). Burbank, California: Nickelodeon. June 12, 2018.
  95. ^ a b c Adams, Jason (January 18, 2018). "Eighth Annual Real Women Award Winners". Promoting Real Women. Archived from the original on January 28, 2018.
  96. ^ "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Namajunas, Chiesa, Miller, Means garner $50K". December 10, 2015.
  97. ^ "UFC 201 bonuses: Woodley, Ellenberger, Kowalkiewicz, Namajunas pocket $50K awards". July 30, 2016.
  98. ^ Mike Bohn (July 9, 2020). "UFC 251 pre-event facts: Is this the best title-fight triple header in UFC history?".
  99. ^ Qin, Amy (April 25, 2021). "Rose Namajunas Retakes U.F.C. Title by Defeating Chinese Star Zhang Weili". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  100. ^ Okamoto, Brett (January 3, 2018). "2017 ESPN MMA Fighter of the Year: Rose Namajunas". ESPN.
  101. ^ a b DeSantis, Michael. "MMASucka 2017 MMA Awards". MMASucka. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  102. ^ Al-Shatti, Shaun. "MMA Fighting's 2017 Fighter of the Year: Max Holloway". MMA Fighting. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  103. ^ Stumberg, Patrick L. (December 25, 2017). "UFC/MMA 'Fighter of the Year' 2017 - Top 5 List". MMA Mania. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  104. ^ Nichols, Jake (December 20, 2017). "RealSport 2017 MMA Awards: Fighter of the Year". RealSport.
  105. ^ DNA, MMA. "MMA DNA UFC Awards 2017 : De Uitslagen!!!". Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  106. ^ Campbell, Brian (December 31, 2017). "2017 UFC Fighter of the Year: Max Holloway reigns supreme as champion". CBS Sports.
  107. ^ a b "World MMA Awards 2018 Results". Fighters Only. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  108. ^ Iole, Kevin (January 2, 2018). Yahoo Sports chooses its 2017 MMA Fighters of the Year. Event occurs at 3:22.
  109. ^ Prates, Fernanda. "MMAjunkie's '2017 Female Fighter of the Year': Fighting the good fight in and out of the cage". MMAjunkie. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  110. ^ "MMA 2017 Year in Review: Fighter of the Year". Cageside Press. December 31, 2017.
  111. ^ Huntemann, Chris. "Combat Press 2017 MMA Awards: Female Fighter of the Year – Rose Namajunas". Combat Press. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  112. ^ a b Sheehan, Sean (January 1, 2018). "The 2017 SevereMMA Irish and International Awards". SevereMMA.
  113. ^ Rivers, Stephen (January 16, 2018). "Women's MMA 2017 Top 50: #10 – #1". MMA Today. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  114. ^ a b c Mitchell, Rew (January 24, 2018). "Awakening Women's MMA Awards 2017 - Results". Awakening Fighters.
  115. ^ Dyce, Mike (December 14, 2017). "Thursday Tap Out: The Year-End Awards Edition". Sports Illustrated.
  116. ^ Knapp, Brian (December 28, 2017). "'s 2017 Upset of the Year". Sherdog. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  117. ^ "MMAjunkie's '2017 Upset of the Year': Thug Rose! Thug Rose! Thug Rose!". MMAjunkie. January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  118. ^ Segura, Danny (January 6, 2018). "MMA Fighting's 2017 Upset of the Year: Rose Namajunas dethrones Joanna Jedrzejczyk". MMA Fighting.
  119. ^ Cain, Jeff (January 6, 2018). "2017 Upset of the Year: Rose Namajunas' TKO of Joanna Jedrzejczyk". MMA Weekly.
  120. ^ Barry, Coral (December 17, 2017). " MMA Awards: Demetrious Johnson, Francis Ngannou and Rose Namajunas among winners". Metro News.
  121. ^ Huntemann, Chris. "Combat Press 2017 MMA Awards: Upset of the Year – Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk". Combat Press. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  122. ^ a b Reno, Dave (January 2, 2018). "2017 Fight Booth MMA Awards". Fight Booth.
  123. ^ Brown, Gary (January 1, 2018). Shillan, Keith (ed.). "The 2017 MMA Awards". The MMA TakeOver.
  124. ^ Burke, Tim (January 16, 2018). "Bloody Elbow 2017 Year-End Awards - Results". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  125. ^ Rea, Alex (December 30, 2017). "Max Holloway is our UFC Fighter of the Year while Francis Ngannou takes KO award". Sport360.
  126. ^ Geeney, Cathal (December 28, 2017). "Pundit Arena's 2017 UFC Awards". Pundit Arena. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  127. ^ Aitchison, Doug (January 1, 2018). "The PerSources 2017 UFC Awards". Per Sources.
  128. ^ Tucker, Bryan (February 7, 2014). "2013 World MMA Awards results". MMA Fighting.
  129. ^ Cain, Jeff (January 7, 2014). "2013 Submission of the Year: Rose Namajunas' Flying Armbar at Invicta FC 5". MMA Weekly.
  130. ^ "2013 Awards: Submission of the year - Rose Namajunas flying armbar". The MMA Corner. December 31, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  131. ^ Ciccarelli, Mitchell. "2013 Women's MMA Year-End Awards". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  132. ^ Lau, Eriksson (February 8, 2014). "2013 Bloody Elbow WMMA Awards Results: Best Submission". Bloody Elbow.
  133. ^ Piocos, Marq (January 3, 2014). "WMMA Press Awards Fight, Submission, and Atomweight of the Year Winners". Wombat Sports (Podcast). BlogTalkRadio. Event occurs at 06:13.
  134. ^ Mitchell, Rew (January 9, 2014). "WMMA Awards 2013 - Results". Awakening Fighters.
  135. ^ Adams, Jason; Reville, Jillian (January 21, 2014). "Promoting Real Women". Promoting Real Women (Podcast). BlogTalkRadio. Event occurs at 1:06:50.
  136. ^ Mitchell, Rew (January 7, 2016). "Awakening WMMA Awards 2015 Results". Awakening Fighters.
  137. ^ Mitchell Ciccarelli. "2013 Women's MMA Year-End Awards". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  138. ^ "MMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for May: A rare technique ends a title fight". May 31, 2019.
  139. ^ "MMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for July: A rematch between former champs delivers". July 31, 2020.
  140. ^ Breen, Jordan (January 2, 2016). "2015 All-Violence Second Team". Sherdog.
  141. ^ Breen, Jordan (December 22, 2017). "2017 All-Violence Second Team: Strawweight". Sherdog.
  142. ^ "Rose". Sherdog. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  143. ^ Jimmy the Fixer (June 28, 2012). "Fighter Babe Rose Namajunas Returns to the Cage on Saturday". Babes of MMA. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013.
  144. ^ Pherson, Ben (March 18, 2012). "KOTC sells out another show up north". Minnesota MMA News.
  145. ^ Pherson, Ben (December 11, 2011). "Ladies steal show at Northern Lights". Minnesota MMA News.
  146. ^ "NAFC Latest". NAFC.TV. North American Fighting Championship. September 29, 2011. NAFC "Relentless" Results. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011.

External links

Preceded by
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
3rd UFC Women's Strawweight Champion
November 4, 2017 – May 11, 2019
Succeeded by
Jéssica Andrade
Preceded by
Zhang Weili
6th UFC Women's Strawweight Champion
April 24, 2021 – Present


Article Rose Namajunas in English Wikipedia took following places in local popularity ranking:

Presented content of the Wikipedia article was extracted in 2021-06-13 based on