Forward of their UFC 261 conflict in Florida on April 24, Rose Namajunas admits that champion Weili Zhang would be the hardest opponent she has ever squared off with.
Strawweight champion Weili Zhang captured UFC gold again in 2019 in opposition to a well-recognized opponent for “Thug Rose” in Jessica Andrade. Following the slam knockout that led to Rose Namajunas dropping her belt, Andrade would then attempt to defend the title on enemy territory simply as Namajunas tried. Nevertheless, the enterprise didn’t go as deliberate in Shenzhen, China, and Andrade would drop her belt to Zhang in her first alternative at a title protection.
Rose Namajunas Understands The Combat She Is In For
In an interview with ESPN, the previous strawweight champion “Thug Rose” spoke in regards to the herculean problem at hand, and what she expects earlier than coming into right into a firefight with the champion.
“Yeah, she’s positively my hardest matchup so far. Rose Namajunas stated to ESPN. I imply, each struggle’s the hardest struggle, however for this one, she beat Joanna, she beat Andrade, I’ve accomplished the identical. Clearly, our fights are a little bit completely different, however for essentially the most half, she’s examined, and a real champion, and she or he’s acquired quite a lot of skillsets and the expertise to go together with it. So, yeah, I’m totally conscious of the problem I’ve forward of me.”
In her most up-to-date outing, Rose Namajuanas edged a split-decision victory in opposition to Andrade in a back-and-forth battle. Alternatively, the champion is coming off a five-round fight-of-the-year conflict with former strawweight queen Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
With Zhang’s livid tempo and aggressive fashion, a struggle with Rose Namajunas is a promise of fireworks. Unquestionably, a technical masterclass will probably be placed on show by each athletes as they every have a special manner of placing. As well as, it is going to be intriguing to see how the champion handles the bottom recreation of Rose Namajunas too.
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