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Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas Awakening Profile

Discover Rose Namajunas’ full martial arts history here, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ▷ Female fight enthusiasts only!

Rose began her martial arts journey at the age of 4 with Karate and Taekwondo. She started Wrestling, Kickboxing and BJJ in high school.

She was previously signed with Invicta Fighting Championships. Rose was part of the first group of athletes to be signed to the UFC’s Strawweight division, in December of 2013. She was the youngest competitor on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter.

Rose has also been playing Jazz and Classical Piano for as long as she has been learning martial arts.

She is of Lithuanian decent, and is learning the Lithuanian language.

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About Rew Mitchell

President and founder of Awakening. Rew does whatever possible to support female martial artists in gaining recognition.An avid fan of Martial Arts, with a training history that began at an early age in Judo. Practicing this art was fairly short lived and only lasted two years due to family financial difficulties. It wasn't until age fifteen when training restarted with Kickboxing, and shortly after Kung-Fu. Rew finally settled on Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Boxing), and for a couple of years trained between four and eight hours a day and took part in several displays, but only competed in a couple of exhibition fights.If time ever becomes available again, Rew longs to start training in Muay Thai.
MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessional-
2ND DISCIPLINETaekwondoBlack Belt-
3RD DISCIPLINEKarateBlack Belt-
4TH DISCIPLINEBrazilian Jiu-JitsuBlue Belt-
5TH DISCIPLINEKickboxingPractitioner-
6TH DISCIPLINEWrestlingPractitioner-
MISC INFO

Rose began her martial arts journey at the age of 4 with Karate and Taekwondo. She started Wrestling, Kickboxing and BJJ in high school. In March of 2014, Rose was awarded her Blue Belt in BJJ.

She was previously signed with Invicta Fighting Championships. Rose was part of the first group of athletes to be signed to the UFC‘s Strawweight division, in December of 2013. She was the youngest competitor on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter.

PERSONAL LIFE

Rose has also been playing Jazz and Classical Piano for as long as she has been learning martial arts.

She is of Lithuanian decent, and is learning the Lithuanian language.

PERSONAL
First NameRose
Last NameNamajunas
Nickname/sThug Rose, The Riveter
Birth Name-
Age24 
Date of BirthJune 29, 1992
NationalityAmerican
BornMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
ResidenceDenver, Colorado, United States
StatusActive
Weight classStrawweight
Weight range115 - 116lbs / 52 - 52kg
Preferred115lbs / 52kg
Height5ft 5in / 165cm
Reach65in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
909
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

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  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA6-3-0
MMA (Amateur)4-0-0
STATISTICS

MMA 6 Submissions
MMA (Amateur)2 TKOs

TITLES
AWARDS

2015 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Submission of the Year (UFC Fight Night 80: sub Paige VanZant via Rare-Naked Choke) Awards
2014 – 1st Most Viewed Awakening Profile December Awards
2014 – 3rd Most Viewed Awakening Profile November Awards
2014 – 1st Most Viewed Awakening Profile September Awards
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Submission of the Year (Invicta 5, sub Kathina Catron via Flying Armbar)Awards
2013 – WMMA Press Awards / Submission of the Year (Invicta 5: vs Kathina Catron via Flying Armbar)
2013 – Invicta Fighting Championship – Submission of the Night (opponent Kathina Catron)
2013 – Invicta Fighting Championship – Submission of the Night (opponent Emily Kagan)

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Greg Nelson
Pat Barry

Gym / Affiliations

The Academy

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
WMichelle WatersonRear-Naked ChokeMMA04/15/17UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs Reis, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
2:47R2 / 3×5ProStrawweight • 115 lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
LKarolina KowalkiewiczSplit DecisionMMA07/30/16UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley, Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight • 115 lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
WTecia TorresUnanimous DecisionMMA04/16/16UFC on Fox 19: Teixeira vs Evans, Tampa, Florida, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
WPaige VanZantRear-Naked ChokeMMA12/10/15UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs VanZant, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2:25R5 / 5×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Main Event • Weigh-In 115.5lbs (52.4kg)
WAngela HillRear-Naked ChokeMMA10/03/15UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson, Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States
2:47R1 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Preliminary Card • Weigh-In 115lbs (52.2kg)
LCarla EsparzaRear-Naked ChokeMMA12/12/14UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1:26R3 / 5×5Provacant UFC Strawweight title • 115lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In 115lbs (52.2kg)
WRanda Markos-ThomasKimuraMMA08/14/14The Ultimate Fighter 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned, Las Vegas, United States
2:44R1 / 3×5ExhibitionStrawweight (115lbs) • Weigh-In 116lbs (52.6kg)
WJoanne CalderwoodKimuraMMA08/06/14The Ultimate Fighter 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned, Las Vegas, United States
2:06R2 / 2×5ExhibitionStrawweight (115lbs) • Weigh-In 115.5lbs (52.4kg)
WAlex ChambersRear-Naked ChokeMMA07/28/14The Ultimate Fighter 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned, Las Vegas, United States
4:38R1 / 2×5ExhibitionStrawweight (115lbs) • Weigh-In 115.5lbs (52.4kg)
LTecia TorresUnanimous DecisionMMA07/13/13Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs Coenen 2, Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, MO, United States
5:00R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) Main Card • Weigh-In 114.7lbs (52kg)
WKathina CatronFlying ArmbarMMA04/05/13Invicta FC 5: Penne vs Waterson, Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, MO, United States
0:12R1 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Preliminary Card • Weigh-In 115.6lbs (52.4kg)
WEmily KaganRear-Naked ChokeMMA01/05/13Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs Hyatt, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
3:44R3 / 3×5ProStrawweight (115lbs) • Preliminary Card • Weigh-In 114.6lbs (52kg)
WJen AnianoTKO (Head Kick/Punches)MMA06/30/12KOTC: Trump Card, Lake of Torches Casino, Wisconsin, United States
0:33R1 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMoriel CharneskiUnanimous DecisionMMA03/17/12KOTC: March Mania, Northern Lights Casino, Walker, Minnesota, United States
3:00R3 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WHeather BassettUnanimous DecisionMMA12/10/11KOTC: Winter Warriors, Eastside Cannery Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3:00R3 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMelissa PachecoTKO (Punches)MMA08/07/10NAFC: Relentless, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
2:51R1 / 3×3AmateurNamajunas makes her amateur debut
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