“She has to do something different,” Rose Namajunas reveals how she remains undefeated in rematches ahead of UFC 268

Rose Namajunas is ready for her rematch against Zhang Weili at UFC 268 co-main event.

Carla Esparza on Rose Namajunas
Carla Esparza on Rose Namajunas

Rose Namajunas is ready to defeat Zhang Weili in their much-anticipated rematch at UFC 268.

UFC 268 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events this year. The event is stacked with a welterweight title fight in the main event where Kamaru Usman defends his title against Colby Covington in their rematch. The co-main event is not far from the main event fight when it comes to hype and class. UFC’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas accepted to fight Zhang Weili in a rematch after knocking the Chinese fighter out in their first meeting at UFC 261. Namajunas will defend her belt against Weili at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Namajunas is no stranger to rematches. She has been part of three exciting rematches in the past and has succeeded in all three of them. “Thug” Rose has welcomed the likes of rematches against monsters like Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Jessica Andrade, and Tecia Torres. Ahead of her exciting rematch, Rose came out to talk to the press. “The majority of what I go into a rematch with is ‘It is a brand new fight.’ I just have to be the best version of myself no matter what because anything is possible. Anything can happen so I have to be ready for everything,” said Namajunas to the press.

Rose has a record of 11-4-0 in her entire professional MMA career. The fighter is a KO specialist and knocked out her previous opponent with a stunning head kick. Winning this fight against Zhang makes Rose’s record in rematches 4-0 and also puts Namajunas in a three-fight winning streak.

Rose Namajunas has some advice for her opponent

Rose Namajunas vs Zhang Weili rematch
Rose Namajunas vs Zhang Weili rematch

“I would think that no matter what actually happened with her, that she has to do something different. You didn’t get the outcome you wanted so you have to change it up. I am just concerned with being the best version of myself. Regardless of what she’s doing, I don’t have to put meaning to that. I just have got to put meaning to my own life,” said Thug Rose to the media about Zhang’s approach. Zhang Weili has joined hands with Henry Cejudo to help her get back the belt from Namajunas.

While the Chinese strawweight is training with Triple C to get more insight on winning a champion, Namajunas has been training with a new team to bring out the best version of herself. “I am just adding more. Adding more skills to my arsenal and just getting better at the ones that I do better.”

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