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Rose Namajunas plans to become two-division champion in the UFC

LockerRoom Team
21 March 2024

Rose Namajunas, the former strawweight champion, is undeterred by her recent setback in her first flyweight fight.

Following her unsuccessful debut at 125 pounds, Namajunas is determined to make a comeback. This Saturday, she will take on Amanda Ribas in the main event of UFC Vegas 89.

In her previous bout at flyweight last September, Namajunas faced top contender Manon Fiorot and ended up on the losing side. However, rather than letting the defeat discourage her, Namajunas is more motivated than ever to achieve her goals. She still believes that becoming a two-division champion this year is within reach.

“My body’s feeling great,” Namajunas shared. “I definitely put on more muscle for this fight. I’m around the same size as I was last time, I’m just more filled in, I’m more dense."

Despite the setback, Namajunas feels confident in her abilities at 125 pounds. She believes she's hitting harder than ever, which could pose challenges for her opponents in the future.

For the time being, Namajunas is content competing in the flyweight division and has no immediate plans to return to strawweight.

“I just think health-wise, to me, it’s just not a healthy thing to do for me at this point,” Namajunas expressed. “Even though we’re about to go and fight, I want to preserve as much as possible.”

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As Namajunas prepares for her upcoming fight, she remains focused on her ultimate goal of reclaiming UFC gold. With her determination and unwavering resolve, Namajunas is poised to make a strong statement at UFC Vegas 89.

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