There is no doubt Rose Namajunas is tough.

Saturday night, the former UFC strawweight champion won her first fight back since losing the belt in May 2019. Namajunas (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) defeated Jessica Andrade, who took her title last year, in a split-decision on the main card of Saturday’s UFC 251 pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi.

It was a competitive contest that mainly developed on the feet. Both fighters landed many big  shots on each other, but Andrade certainly did the most visible damage despite coming short on the judges’ scorecards.

Namajunas had plenty of success in the first two rounds, but in the third, Andrade stepped things up and delivered most of the damage of the fight. Andrade busted Namajunas’ nose and eye badly towards the end of round three.

Below is a post-fight photo and video of Namajunas following her win:

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