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Rose Namajunas Shines Bright: Dominant Victory Over Amanda Ribas at UFC Vegas 89

Namajunas kicks Ribas
Rose Namajunas vs. Amanda Ribas

Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas made a triumphant return to the win column with a dominant performance against Amanda Ribas in the main event of UFC Vegas 89 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Namajunas, known for her precision striking and technical prowess, showcased her skills in a hard-fought battle against Ribas, ultimately securing a unanimous decision victory (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) after five intense rounds of action.

The fight began with Ribas pressing forward aggressively, landing punches and kicks in an attempt to unsettle Namajunas. However, the former champion quickly found her rhythm, countering Ribas' attacks and demonstrating her superior striking abilities.

As the rounds progressed, Namajunas continued to dictate the pace of the fight, utilizing her speed and footwork to dart in and out with well-timed punches. Ribas, known for her grappling prowess, managed to secure takedowns and land ground strikes, but Namajunas' resilience and defensive skills prevented any significant damage.

In the post-fight interview, Namajunas expressed her readiness to face the winner of the upcoming headline bout between Manon Fiorot and Erin Blanchfield, signaling her ambition to climb back into title contention in the women's flyweight division.

Namajunas' last victory before this bout was a strawweight title defense against Zhang Weili, followed by setbacks against Carla Esparza and Fiorot in the flyweight division. However, her impressive performance against Ribas reaffirmed her status as a top contender in the UFC's women's divisions.

On the other hand, Ribas faced disappointment after failing to capitalize on her momentum from a previous win over Luana Pinheiro. Despite her talent and determination, Ribas has struggled to string together consecutive victories in recent years.

As Namajunas celebrates her victory and looks ahead to future challenges, fans and analysts are eagerly anticipating her next moves in the highly competitive UFC flyweight division.


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