See how fellow fighters reacted to Rose Namajunas turning into a two-time UFC champion by defeating Weili Zhang at UFC 261
Rose Namajunas has made historical past, turning into the primary feminine UFC fighter to regain a championship she beforehand misplaced. Namajunas is as soon as once more UFC ladies’s strawweight champion after defeating Weili Zhang within the co-main occasion of UFC 261.
Coming into this combat with no losses since dropping her MMA debut, Zhang defeated Danielle Taylor, Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres en path to a title shot. In her house nation of China, Zhang stopped Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds to win the championship. She retained the title in a conflict in opposition to former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk, which earned 2020 Combat of the 12 months honors, by way of break up determination.
Namajunas was the one to finish Jedrzejczyk’s reign atop 115, ending her in upset vogue within the first spherical of their UFC 217 bout. Namajunas gained a rematch at UFC 223 earlier than a slam KO triggered her to lose the title to Andrade at UFC 237. Namajunas defeated Andrade in a rematch at UFC 251.
UFC 261: Professionals react to Rose Namajunas shortly knocking out Weili Zhang
The 2 ladies traded jabs and exchanges with one another till Namajunas landed a head kick a few minute into the combat.
Namajunas adopted up with a few strikes on the bottom till referee Keith Peterson stopped the bout.
Zhang protested the stoppage however appeared out chilly on the replay.
See how fellow fighters reacted to Namajunas’ victory and historical past: