Last night (July 30, 2016), Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz collided at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. In a close bout, Kowalkiewicz pulled ahead late. Find out how below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Karoline Kowalkiewicz dueled last night (July 30, 2016) at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Namajunas has impressed since her title loss. She’s picked up a trio of quality wins in that time and has shown major improvement, setting her up to earn a title shot last night. Meanwhile, Kowalkiewicz is undefeated as a professional and is the only other top Strawweight on a win streak. By shutting down her hyped up opponent, Kowalkiewicz could steal her momentum and make her own title run.
The fighters started out with a bit of a feeling out process, but Namajunas struck first with a pair of clean right hands. Working from the outside, Namajunas did a nice job of making her opponent miss with punches and landed some nice counters.
For most of the round, Namajunas made her opponent miss and landed the cleaner shots. She didn’t land a ton of punches or anything too significant, but she won the fight on the feet and scored a takedown to finish the round.
That’s a solid recipe for winning the round.
Kowalkiewicz found some success in the clinch in the first round, and she looked to start the second in similar fashion. Namajunas stabbed her with some counters at first, but Kowalkiewicz worked inside anyway and landed some hard elbows and knees.
After getting hammered in the clinch for a couple minutes, Namajunas escaped to the center and began smashing her opponent with punches. However, she jammed herself into the clinch once more and eat knees for her trouble.
Namajunas essentially handed the round away by choosing ….View full article
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