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UFC 201 fight card: Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz full fight preview

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Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will collide this Saturday (July 30, 2016) at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. In a match up of talented strikers, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will look to earn a 115-pound title shot this Saturday (July 30, 2016) at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since losing her initial title bid in her Octagon debut, Namajunas has been on fire. She’s won her last three fights — including a pair of finishes — and will look to take her final step in earning a title shot. Meanwhile, Kowalkiewicz has only been a UFC fighter for about seven months now, but she’s quickly made a strong impression. Undefeated as a professional, a successful jump in competition against “Thug Rose” will slingshot the Polish fighter into the title picture.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both women:

Rose Namajunas
Record: 5-2
Key Wins: Tecia Torres (UFC on FOX 19), Paige VanZant (UFC Fight Night 80), Randa Markos (TUF 20*), Angela Hill (UFC 192)
Key Losses: Carla Esparze (TUF 20 Finale), Tecia Torres (Invicta FC 4)
Keys to Victory: Though she’s one of the youngest fighters in her division, Namajunas’ karate background and submission acumen make her rather well-rounded. In five fights, she’s finished all but one of her foes by submission.

In this bout, Namajunas will have to continue to blend her skills to earn the victory. That’s a balance that she’s managed well in her last three fights, which is why she’s won each of those match ups.

While on the feet, Namajunas needs to keep her composure and work from the outside while setting up the takedown. Kowalkiewicz does a very nice job of countering ….View full article

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