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Rose Namajunas Sets Sights on UFC Flyweight Title Contention

Rose Namajunas wants title fight
Rose Namajunas

After a successful debut at flyweight, Rose Namajunas is eyeing her path to the UFC women’s flyweight title, with a keen interest in the upcoming fights of top contenders Erin Blanchfield, Manon Fiorot, and Maycee Barber.

Namajunas, a former women’s strawweight champion, secured a unanimous decision victory over Amanda Ribas at UFC Vegas 89, marking her first win in the 125-pound division. Expressing her aspirations post-fight, Namajunas emphasized her desire to face the winner of the Blanchfield vs. Fiorot clash, acknowledging her previous loss to Fiorot but remaining eager for a rematch if Fiorot emerges victorious.

In addition to Fiorot, Namajunas also mentioned Maycee Barber as a potential opponent, acknowledging Barber's impressive performances and stating her readiness to face either of the top contenders in the division.

Blanchfield, Fiorot, and Barber currently stand as the top contenders in the women’s flyweight category, making them prime targets for Namajunas as she aims to solidify her position as a title contender.

Reflecting on her journey in the flyweight division, Namajunas expressed her preference for earning a title shot through her performances rather than relying solely on her star power, highlighting the importance of hard work and determination in achieving championship status.

As Namajunas continues to settle into her new weight class and fine-tune her skills, she remains focused on her goal of becoming a dominant force in the flyweight division, signaling her commitment to staying at 125 pounds for the foreseeable future.


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