Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas was considered by many as the true main event in UFC 261. So did the battle between the current and former strawweight champion deliver? Well it ended quick. One perfect head kick and it’s over. Zhang’s title reign is over and Namajunas is now a two-time world champion.
Check out highlights from the event, along with a snippet from our play-by-play of the event:
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas, Round 1
Leg kick from Zhang. Again. They trade jabs. Rose with another nice jab as Weili beats up the inside of Rose’s leg with kicks. Rose lands a huge head kick and Weili collapses to the mat! Rose jumps on her and it’s over!!!! Weili is up immediately saying she was fine, but she was OUT! Rose is a two-time champ!!
Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang via KO (head kick and strikes), 1:18 of round 1