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MMA Athlete

"Thug" Rose Namajunas

United States United States


American Mixed Martial Artist Rose Namajunas is the former UFC women’s strawweight champ and is currently ranked #1 in the women’s strawweight rankings in the UFC. On December 11, 2013 Namajunas was signed by the UFC to compete on The Ultimate Fighter Season Twenty. Following the show (in which she was awarded Performance of the Season and Fight of the Season) Rose would fight Angela Hill on October 3, 2015 and win via rear-naked choke in round one. Rose would go on to win her first Performance of the Night bonus award when she submitted Paige Van Zant on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80 with a rear-naked choke once again. She has earned the nickname “Thug Rose” which was given to her by friends when she was young due to her intimidating facial expressions.