It was Namajunas' first career knockout win.
"So proud of [Joanna Jedrzejczyk] and [Rose Namajunas] fighting their hearts out and representing all women and all fighters tonight", Rousey wrote.
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"There's so much crap going on in the media, news, and stuff, I just want to try and use my gift of martial arts to try and make this world a better place and to change the world", she told Joe Rogan with a smile beaming across her face. Iaquinta deserves credit for lasting all five rounds with a fighter like Nurmagomedov. Namajunas became a more stationary target and Jedrzejczyk began to pick up the pace. Rose had great head movement and I was surprised at how few leg kicks Joanna used in the fifth round. Namajunas eats a knee strike before attacking Jedrzejczyk with more combinations, Namajunas then cracks Jedrzejczyk with an elbow strike followed by an uppercut. Her leg lead leg was fifty shades of red, but Jedrzejczyk's right eye was almost swollen shut. Judges scored the fight 50-44, 50-43, and 50-43, meaning Nurmagomedov earned two 10-8 rounds on two of the judges' scorecards.
Although Joanna Jedrzejczyk remains in the #1 contenders spot at this time, it isn't likely that a trilogy fight is in the cards any time in the foreseeable future.
The strawweight looked better than ever in the first two rounds, avoiding Jedrzejczyk's striking while finding success with her left hand and erasing the notion that their first bout was a fluke.