Rose Namajunas’ move to the flyweight division did not go as planned, and now the former strawweight champion will have to go back to the drawing board.
Namajunas faced Manon Fiorot in her 125-debut in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC Paris card and lost a pretty clear unanimous decision to the hometown fighter, with one judge even giving Fiorot all three rounds.
Fiorot improved to 6-0 inside the octagon following the biggest win of her career and then called for a title shot against the winner of the flyweight title rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko at Noche UFC later this month. “Thug Rose” has now lost two straight, and is 3-3 in her six most recent outings.
See how the mixed martial arts community reacted to Fiorot’s victory over Namajunas.
— Erin Blanchfield (@blanchfield_mma) September 2, 2023
I like the mindset in Roses corner. BUT, if the finger is possibly dislocated, I would have rather seen the issue addressed real quick then back to forget about the pain mentality. #UFCParis— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) September 2, 2023
High level scrap between these ladies— LERONE MURPHY (@LeroneMurphy) September 2, 2023
Bro what? Rose pieced her up that whole fight!!— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) September 2, 2023