Rose Namajunas names the three possible challengers for her strawweight title

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has revealed the three women she thinks could be next in line for her title.

Last November, Rose Namajunas destroyed Joanna Jedrzjedczyk to become the new UFC strawweight champion.

Namajunas (7-3-0) discussed the possible challengers for her belt during a recent chat with MMA Fighting.

For me, who is the scariest person that I could fight, I think that would be cool,” Namajunas said. “To me, what sticks out as of right now is Jessica Andrade, but at the same time a rematch with Joanna would be great too. I don’t know. The three options right now would be Joanna, or the winner of Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres.

The “Thug” won the strawweight title last november, knocking out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the very first round.

“Joanna, she was like the most dominant female, she was on her way to becoming bigger than Ronda in terms of her accomplishments,” Namajunas said. “So to me, it’s just a testament to how great she was and the fact that I beat her, that’s just awesome.

I don’t think that people were necessarily sleeping on me, I just think that she was definitely very impressive.

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Fight fans, who would you like to see challenge for the strawweight title next? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. After Andrade’s destruction of JJ’s arch-nemesis, Gadelha, I would rank her Rose’s biggest challenge. Jessica seems to have improved dramatically since her loss to JJ.

  2. Any of the top 4 (Claudia, Jessica, Joanna, or Karolina) would be fine with me, but Rose needs a revenge win against Karolina.

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