Namajunas (7-3) won the strawweight title in stunning fashion last November, knocking out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the very first round. She’ll now rematch the long-reigning former champ at UFC 223.
“I think her game plan is going to be surviving the first round,” Namajunas told SiriuisXM Rush radio. “My prediction is I will be punching her in the face, take her back, and choke her out this time.
“[Visualization] has been a big part of my last camp — working on my mind and making it stronger. Obviously, you know, that is something that Joanna has poked at in the last training camp, so that’s something that I use to work on. I read this book called ‘Fight Your Fear And Win,’ and it’s really helped me, so I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to make their mental [game] a little bit better and figure out how their mind works.”
UFC 223 takes place on Saturday April 7 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The main card will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.