Rose Namajunas Stops Zhang Weili With Early High Kick KO – UFC 261 Highlights

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And New. ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas has reclaimed the undisputed UFC strawweight championship — with arguably one of the greatest knockouts in title fight history.

With just over a minute elapsed in the opening round as Weili attempted to find her range with some low kicks, Namajunas sprang with a picture-perfect, left high-kick, sending the incumbent to the canvas — before following up with two hammerfists, forcing referee, Keith Peterson to stop the contest.

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Namajunas becomes a two-time strawweight champion, and becomes the first woman in the promotion’s history to lose and then reclaim a title.

Below, catch Namajunas’ massive high-kick win over Weili.

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