Rose Namajunas captured the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title by defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk this past November at UFC 217.
As the champion looks towards her first title defense, a total of three challengers come to mind.
“For me, who is the scariest person that I could fight, I think that would be cool,” “To me, what sticks out as of right now is Jessica Andrade, but at the same time a rematch with Joanna would be great too. I don’t know. The three options right now would be Joanna, or the winner of Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres,” Namajunas said to MMA Fighting.
Andrade and Torres battle next month at UFC On Fox 28, while Jedrzejczyk has stated that her next fight would be for the gold was lost at UFC 217.
Namajunas would even admit that Jedrzejczyk looked like an unstoppable champion before they met in the Octagon.
“Joanna, she was like the most dominant female, she was on her way to becoming bigger than Ronda in terms of her accomplishments. So to me, it’s just a testament to how great she was and the fact that I beat her, that’s just awesome. I don’t think that people were necessarily sleeping on me, I just think that she was definitely very impressive,” says Namajunas.
Even though the champion has a few opponents in mind for that first title defense, no date has yet to be announce for that bout.