Rose Namajunas has become the two-time strawweight champion with the win against Zhang Weili on April 24 (April 25 in Australia). The pair squared off in the scheduled for five rounds world championship bout, co-headlining UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 live on pay-per-view from a sold-out VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
The women’s MMA contest, featuring the defending champion up against former titleholder, didn’t go the distance. It was all over at 1 minute and 18 seconds into the opening round, after “Thug Rose” delivered a massive head kick followed by punches.
You can watch the video of knockout below.
THUG ROSE HAS STRUCK AGAIN!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 25, 2021
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) April 25, 2021
Ultimately, with the win Rose Namajunas regains the UFC women’s strawweight title and updates her record to 10-4. She also secures he second straight victory.
Zhang Weili drops to 21-2 and loses the belt. The defeat snaps her 21-win streak.
The full fight results from UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 can be found here.