Check out the full fight video highlights of Rose Namajunas choking out Michelle Waterson in the UFC on FOX 24 co-main event.
The UFC on FOX 24 co-main event witnessed the #4 strawweight Rose Namajunas choke out the #6 Michelle Waterson in the second round of the co-main event. With the impressive win over Waterson, Namajunas will more than likely compete next for the UFC’s 115 title.
Waterson was able to score a head and arm throw to start the fight, but Namajunas cleverly transitioned to the back, and then to top position. Namajunas landed some mean elbows from top control, and although Waterson threatened with submission attempts, Rose seemed to do enough to snag the first round.
Namajunas came out with authority in the second frame as she landed a gorgeous head kick that dropped Waterson. Namajunas went in for the kill with big ground and pound, but Waterson gutted it out, and made it back to her feet. Namajunas refused to miss her opportunity for a finish as grabbed a hold of a rear-naked choke from the standing positioned, and saw it through to the mat. Waterson frantically tried to escape the submission, but Namajunas was not letting go. Waterson had no choice but to tap out, and Rose Namajunas made a strong case for being next in line to compete for the UFC strawweight title.
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of the second round finish from Michelle Waterson vs. Rose Namajunas:
Round 2 – They both miss with flashy kicks. Waterson with a side kick to the thigh. Body kick from Waterson. Rose threw her own side kick. Namajunas with a right after a Waterson kick. Waterson was leaning too far over after throwing a kick and Namajunas absolutely flattened her with a monster head kick! She’s all over her on the ground but Waterson survived! Holy cow, that’s the type of kick that knocks people out before they hit the mat. It’s remarkable that Waterson is still awake. Namajunas is still pounding away though. Waterson kicked her off and got up, but Namajunas immediately jumped her back and suck a rear naked choke. Waterson tried hard to pull her hands off, but it wasn’t going to happen. In a savage scene, Waterson tapped out with blood pouring out of her nose. That was amazing.
Rose Namajunas defeated Michelle Waterson by submission (rear naked choke), 2:47 of round 2
Watch Rose Namajunas kick the Karate Hottie in the face and choke her out:
HUGE HEAD KICK landed by @RoseNamajunas but Waterson survives!!! #UFCKansasCity pic.twitter.com/62ceGFYjyl
— UFC (@ufc) April 16, 2017
Watch the final two minutes of tonight’s co-main event as Rose Namajunas sets up her finish over Michelle Waterson. Amazing work by THUG! pic.twitter.com/dRNUCXJ7iG
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