Rose Namajunas 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Rose Namajunas is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC. She was born on June 29, 1992. Namajunas started her MMA career in Invicta Fighting Championships and won her first two fights by submissions. As of 2021, she sits at #3 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings and is the current UFC women's strawweight champion.
Rose Namajunas: UFC Career
Rose made her UFC debut against Carla Esparza and lost the bout (the fight for the inaugural UFC strawweight title) and championship belt via submission. However, she immediately bounced back and claimed three consecutive victories against Angela Hill, Paige VanZant, and Tecia Torres.
After defeating Michelle Waterson, Namajunas earned a title shot against then-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Back then, Joanna was undefeated and, as expected, Rose was the underdog in the fight.
Rose shocked the world when she stopped Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the first round at UFC 217 and was crowned as the UFC's third strawweight champion. Although Namajunas was considered better on the ground, she defeated Jedrzejczyk by outclassing her on the feet. And to prove that it wasn’t a fluke, Namajunas beat Jedrzejczyk once again in a rematch.
With only one title defense, 'Thug' lost her title to Jessica Andrade via a brutal body slam KO in the second round at UFC 237. However, she bounced back and won the rematch against Andrade at UFC 251.
Namajunas' win against Andrade earned her another title shot. She clashed against then-champion Zhang Weili at UFC 261. Rose became a two-time UFC women's strawweight champion by claiming a highlight-reel head kick KO in the first round.
Now, she will defend her title in a rematch against Zhang Weili on November 06, 2021, at UFC 268.
She holds a record of 8-3 in UFC.
Rose Namajunas: Fighting Style
Rose is a striker and her footwork is one of the best in the UFC. Besides that, she has perfected her jab. She is also a black belt in Taekwondo and Karate, and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Thus, she is also an elite grappler.
Rose Namajunas: Achievements
Namajunas holds a stellar record of 10-4-0 in her MMA career. 'Thug Rose' has earned three 'Fight of the Night' and three 'Performance of the Night' bonuses. Namajunas also claimed the 2017 Fighter of the Year award. This was the year where he tasted UFC gold as a 25-year-old.
However, she has achieved more than many experienced veterans. Namajunas has a black belt in Taekwondo and Karate. Apart from that, she is a blue belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Rose Namajunas: Net Worth and Salary 2021
As of 2021, Namajunas has an estimated UFC career earnings of $1,524,500, according to The Sports Daily. Her biggest paycheck ($240,000) came from her rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in 2018.
Rose Namajunas: Endorsements 2021
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|Born||June 29, 1992|
|Gym||Grudge Training Center|
|Height||5ft 5 in|
|Weight / Division||116 lbs / Strawweight|
|Leg Reach||39.50 inches|
|Active Win Streak||2|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||7 (2 KO/TKOs & 5 Submissions)|
|Estimated Net Worth||NA|