The bookies had Rose Namajunas as an underdog heading into UFC Fight Night 80, but clearly that assessment proved to be way, way off.
Now sure, Namajunas didn’t go out there last night and take Paige VanZant out in 30 seconds or something. But, the strawweight did dominate nearly all of the fight’s action, and she punished PVZ while doing so. Finally, in round five, “Thug” finished the ridiculously tough VanZant with a rear-naked-choke.
After the bout, the contender spoke with the UFC’s Megan Olivi backstage, and you can check out the interview below.