Early life[ edit ] Namajunas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 29,to Lithuanian parents. He was killed by the Soviets near his house in the temporary capital KaunasLithuania. Rose Namajunas regularly visits Lithuania and understands the Lithuanian languagebecause she communicates in it with her grandparents. She earned her poom belt junior black belt at age 9.
She later successfully defended the title against Jedrzejczyk last year, defeating her Polish opponent a second time via unanimous decision. These victories cemented her status as a dominant and aggressive strawweight fighter and proved that her meteoric rise through the ranks was not a fluke.
Jessica Andrade, known for her impressive strength and aggressive brawling style, is not likely to be an easy win for Namajunas: The American fighter may be the current champ, but the Brazilian Andrade is ranked number one on the UFC strawweight roster and is coming off of a string of three consecutive wins one by TKO, two by unanimous decision.
Both Andrade and Numajunas are known for their powerful and strike-heavy fighting styles, so this could be a quick match.
The 5 foot, 2-inch tall Brazilian arguably has the strength advantage here, but the 5 foot, 5-inch Thug Rose has the upper hand in both height and reach.
In the lead-up to Saturday's card in Tampa, Florida, Jedrzejczyk was reported to have informed the UFC that she was going to have difficulty making weight.
Even former champion Silva, who multiple people have named the greatest MMA fighter of all time, has had only one victory in his last seven matches — his most recent fight being a defeat at the hands of Israel Adesanya in February. With both combatants looking to climb back on top, this will be a contentious matchup.
Aldo, with a record of 28 wins and four losses, is ranked number one on the UFC featherweight roster and has held the championship belt three times. Volkanovski is ranked number four with a very solid record of and has not suffered a defeat since ; by contrast, his opponent has lost three of his last six fights, meaning the Australian is in a good position to pull off an upset victory here.
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