In one of the most shocking moments of the year, Rose Namajunas clobbered Joanna Jedrzejczyk last night (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) at UFC 217 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, to claim the UFC women’s strawweight championship.
Despite her unparalleled confidence, Jedrzejczyk wasn’t able to do much of anything in this fight. Namajunas surprisingly stood and tagged the champion in the early going. And after catching Jedrzejczyk with a perfect left hook, “Thug” jumped on top, rained heavy shots from top position, and forced the referee to jump in for the first-round TKO stoppage.
Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of FOX Sports 1.
With this performance, Namajunas throws a wrench into Jedrzejczyk’s plans of retiring undefeated. She also proves that it only takes one shot to change the direction of an entire division. If Namajunas can continue to pair her dangerous ground game with this type of striking she’s going to wreak havoc atop the strawweight division.
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