Rose Namajunas defeats Zhang Weili for the SECOND TIME!

Once again, Rose Namajunas proved that she’s one level above Zhang Weili after defeating her at their latest match. Catch the fight’s highlights as below! 

Rose Namajunas defeats Zhang Weili

Rose Namajunas defeats Zhang Weili for the SECOND TIME!

When Namajunas knocked out Zhang Weili in their first encounter, many said it was a fluke. However, her second victory over a five back and forth match might disagree. On one side, we can see that Weili is quite different this time. She appeared to be more composed and have picked up a better strategy by utilizing her grappling. Weili has caught Namajunas off guard by choosing to wrestle. 

Nevertheless, her opponent fought back and proved that she was the better striker in the stand-up. While Weili has the power to knock her out, could she execute the move? During the rounds, Namajunas fought more technically. She could easily reach her rival or avoid hits after hits. Besides, another advantage of her was that she could fight on the outside. 

Rose Namajunas defeats Zhang Weili

Thanks to her wrestling strategy, Weili won the first round with her control and ground game. The match went on to the second round, where it began on the feet. The Chinese fighter successfully landed a great attack that led to a takedown. Unfortunately, Namajunas also scored a takedown at nearly the end of the round. What a close call for both sides. For the rest of the matches, it was a constant battle between Namajunas and Weili’s grappling. In the fourth round, Weili got Namajunas’s back and took her down again. However, her rival reversed the rear-naked choke attempt with her high-level grappling. 

Grand ending

In the end, it was Namajunas who secured her victory with takedown. While the second round was a close call, she fought back and won the last two. Two judges picked Rose, while the other voted for Weili. When they announced the result, Weili took it like a champ and accepted the defeat. What great sportsmanship!