Rose Namajunas is back.
Namajunas was methodically dominant, cautiously absorbing some kicks from Waterson early before catching her in the second round with a headkick that sent “The Karate Hottie” crashing to the canvas.
— UFC (@ufc) April 16, 2017
Waterson was valiant in defeat, trying to fight off Rose on the ground, but “Thug” went to her trusty rear-naked choke and the ref was forced to stop it at 2:47 of the second frame.
Will Rose face the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade? We’ll see what happens, but I think it’s a great matchup.
Also, notice the class displayed by both fighters afterwards. It’s a big part of why these two continue to earn high marks from many fight fans.
Next week, at UFC Fight Night 108, we have No.14 Jessica Penne (12-5-0) taking on recent upstart Danielle Taylor (8-2-0).
Bantamweight No.11 Alexis Davis (17-7-0) will welcome Invita FC’s Cindy Dandois (8-2-0) to the octagon. The “Battlecat” has a win over Invicta FC featherweight champ Megan Anderson and trains with Miesha Tate.
No predictions on these fights, but I do wonder if Penne can get the fight to the ground and if Taylor can unleash some power striking.
I am pleased to report next week during ONE Championship Fight Week, our feature on Natalie Gonzalez-Hills (1-4-0)
She is competing at ONE: Kings of Destiny April 21 against Gina Iniong (4-2-0).
Check it out!
See you next week!