Rose Namajunas retains the 115-pound championship with a break up resolution over Zhang Weili.


Rose Namajunas defended her strawweight championship in opposition to Zhang Weili through break up resolution in a aggressive combat, a rematch of their final combat that led to a knockout.

Namajunas ended the final spherical on high after securing a clear takedown, which might have been the distinction. Each ladies confirmed their moments — Namajunas was the more practical striker whereas Zhang grappled and landed takedowns all through. Namajunas did management the octagon and set the tempo higher whereas touchdown counterpunches.

The group leaned closely towards Namajunas, an American, and booed Zhang, of China. Nearly everybody appeared engaged, besides the U.F.C. president, Dana White, who was noticed cageside watching Saúl Álvarez’s boxing match on a laptop computer.

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