Amanda Nunes, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dominick Cruz, and Others React to Rose Namajunas’s Incredible Win at UFC 261

Published 04/25/2021, 1:20 AM EDT


Rose Namajunas is yet again the UFC strawweight champion as she spectacularly knocked out Weili Zhang to reclaim her throne at UFC 261. The card was an absolute barn-burner with all fights of the main card getting finished. ‘Thug’ Namajunas handed ‘Magnum’ Zhang only the second loss of her career.

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‘Thug’ Rose caught ‘Magnum’ with a beautiful left high kick in the second minute of the first round. She registered the knockdown and finished by ground and pound. Zhang was devastated to go out like that and will look to bounce back better than ever after the loss.

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It was a picture-perfect performance from the new champion. A pro-Namajunas crowd was overwhelmed to see her reclaim her position as the top strawweight on the planet yet again. Twitter erupted following the Colorado native’s win.

Twitter reacts to Rose Namajunas’s incredible knockout

Gina Carano reacted to Rose’s win.

‘The Count’, Michael Bisping lauded all three champions after tonight’s event in Jacksonville, Florida.

Namajunas’s high kick was obviously a thing of genuine beauty. In fact, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry claimed it was the greatest thing he had seen in his life.

Ariel Helwani pointed out that Trevor Wittman has now guided both Usman and Namajunas in their championship quests.

Famous boxing coach, Teddy Atlas, was in awe of Namajunas’s outstanding high kick.

Dominick Cruz was as always on point with his detailed insight of Namajunas’s kick. He broke down the trick ‘Thug’ used to conceal her attack from Zhang.

Nina Ansaroff was all praise for Namajunas.

Amanda Nunes showered her appreciation on Rose.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk knows firsthand what it’s like to fight Namajunas. She tweeted out after Rose’s showcase win.

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At UFC 261, Namajunas proved her mettle as a fighter yet again. Zhang is a nightmare match-up for anybody. But even she had no answer for Namajunas’s wizardry. From the setup to the kick and to its execution, everything was picturesque.

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Now, it remains to be seen who is next for Namajunas. Meanwhile, Zhang will look to get back on the horse as soon as possible and work her way back up as she may not get an immediate rematch because of the manner in which she surrendered the belt.

What was your reaction to ‘Thug Rose’ reclaiming her throne? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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