August 13, 2020

#UFC217 Results: #ANDNEW Rose Namajunas knocks out Joanna in the first

In one of three of tonight’s featured championship fights at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden, strawweight queen Joanna Jędrzejczyk faced challenger “Thug” Rose Namajunas in a pivotal battle. Check out our round-by-round coverage below!

Round 1: JJ in red gloves, Thug is in the blue! Rose and Joanna trading shots early. Rose hits a nice leg kick but Joanna throws back with quick strikes. Rose drops JJ with a straight shot! Joanna gets back to her feet as Rose moves in. Rose clips Joanna with a left hook and drops the champ again! She swarms with strikes and the champ taps as she gets battered!

Rose Namajuans defeats Joanna Jędrzejczyk via first round TKO. 

 

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2 thoughts on “#UFC217 Results: #ANDNEW Rose Namajunas knocks out Joanna in the first

  1. JJ says that she doesn’t want to be compared to Rousey after her recent demise. It’s difficult not noticing some interesting correlations between the two. Both had successfully defended the title 6 times before their 7th title defense which they both lost. Both had won at least 12 fights straight, the longest winning streaks in their respective divisions. Both were heavy favorites facing opponents that had not defeated anyone in the top 5 (in Holm’s case the top 10) Both lost their 7th title defense in rather humiliating fashion, Rousey be being totally outclassed by Holm and JJ actually tapping to strikes. You don’t see that very often. Finally, both were famous for their cockiness and smack talking. One thing I think we can be sure of, JJ won’t go into hiding for a year. I’m curious to see what she does next. Her loss has suddenly made the Strawwight division a lot more interesting.

    1. I am a big JJ fan, Juchi, but you are correct. It is hard not to notice the comparisons. I also think you are right– JJ is mentally stronger and I think she will bounce back rather than shy away. I knew that Rose was capable. but it was still incredibly shocking to me.

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