Rose Namajunas Bio: Pat Barry, Career, Net Worth & Thug Rose

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Having to take up combat sports due to traumatized childhood, Rose Namajunas has made herself one of the best Strawweight at the moment. At 27 years of age, she is extremely young for an elite fighter as most others hit their peak during their mid-30s.

Rose Namajunas
Rose Namajunas

However, Rose has not allowed her age to get in the way of her success. Among others, Namajunas is a former UFC Strawweight Champion, and no.2 ranked Strawweight.

So scroll on down and find more about this 27-year-old fighter who also goes by the name of “Thug Rose.” But first, have a quick dose of facts.

Quick Facts about Rose Namajunas

Full Name Rose Gertrude Namajunas
Known As Rose Namajunas
Birth Date June 29, 1992
Birth Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A
Nick Name Thug Rose
Religion Not available
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not available
Education Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Not available
Siblings Not available
Age 31 years old
Height 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weight 115lb (52 kg)
40 Time 4.45 seconds
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not available
Build Athletic
Married No
Fiancee Pat Barry
Children None
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Division  Strawweight
Record 8-4-0
Net Worth $1 million
Social Media  InstagramFacebookTwitter
Last Update May, 2024

Rose Namajunas | Overview

Rose Gertrude Namajunas is a former UFC Strawweight Champion and is currently ranked no.2 in the UFC’s Strawweight division. Moreover, she was born on June 29, 1992, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

When it comes to her parents, there is not much intel except that they were Lithuanian. Aside from that, she is the single child of her parents. Talking about her nationality, Rose is an American.

Early life & Education

Rose’s early life was filled with sorrow and bad fortune. First, her great-grandfather was killed by the Soviets. Then, her father passed away when she was just 16.

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As a result, Namajunas took up MMA to vent her frustrations and help deal with her trouble. In the end, her hard work paid off as Rose is currently one of the best Strawweight fighters in the world.

About her education, Namajunas attended the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, where she was a wrestler.

Rose Namajuns | Long Hair

Rose Namajuns looks bossy and classy with her current short hairstyle. People who saw her just recently would be stunned to know that gorgeous Rose once had gorgeous long hair.

Here’s a picture of a Rose that pretty much looks like a completely different person,

Rose Namajunas with long hair

Rose Namajunas | Career

Namajunas started her professional career on January 5, 2013, against Emily Kagan. Moreover, it was at Invicta FC, a female-only fighting organization.

Namajunas won the fight via a rear-naked choke in the third round. After that, she recorded one victory and two losses.

Unfortunately, one of those losses happened for the UFC’s inaugural Strawweight Championship against Carla Esparza.

After her loss against Esparza, Rose went on a three-fight win streak against top contenders before facing Karolina Kowlkiewicz. Although the bout was evenly contested, Karolina won in the end via a split decision.

Subsequently, Namajunas faced Michelle Waterson on April 15, 2017, defeating her with a rear-naked choke. Not to mention, her flying armbar against Kathina Catron was highly publicized. 

Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Rose got her second crack at the UFC Strawweight title when she fought Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217. Going into the fight, Namajunas was a heavy underdog as Joanna had never lost a fight in the UFC.

However, Rose shocked the world when she knocked out Jedrzejcyzk at the first round 3-minute 3-second mark. In doing so, she realized her dream of becoming a UFC champion.

After that, Namajunas faced Joanna in a rematch at UFC 223. To say the least, it was one of the greatest fights in the history of combat sports.

Both the ladies dealt some heavy punishments to their opponents. But, it was Rose who dominated much of the proceedings. As a result, she won the bout unanimously.

Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade

Following her impressive victories against Joanna, Rose defended her belt against Jessica Andrade. However, the bout happened in Brazil, which was Namajunas’ first outside the U.S.

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Subsequently, Rose dominated the first round and the beginning of the second round. However, Jessica mustered up her strength and slammed the UFC Strawweight Champion on the mat to secure a KO-by slam victory.

Thereafter, Namajunas was scheduled for a rematch with Andrade at UFC 249. However, she pulled out of the fight due to a pair of deaths in her family related to the Corona Virus.

Rose Namajunas vs Paige Vanzant

Rose Namajunas and Paige Vanzant faced each other on UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant held on December 10, 2015, at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Namajunas won the bout by submission in the fifth round via rear-naked choke at 2:25. 

Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson 

Namajunas faced Waterson faced each other in 2017 on a co-main event of UFC on FOX 24. The victory went to Namajuna’s hands after she sank in a jumping rear-naked choke.

Namajunas was dominant throughout the bout and had a critical win. She pressured Waterson on her back foot before and excelled in a picturesque head kick. 

She then went for a rear-naked choke and dragged Waterson to the canvas, squeezing a tap from her opponent.

Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres

Rose faced Tecia Torres on April 16, 2016, at UFC on FOX 19 held in Tampa, Florida, United States. She stood up as a winner this time.

However, this was not the only time when the duo fought against each other. They first faced each other at Invicta FC 6. 

In fact, they battled for three whole rounds. Torress then came out as a winner via a unanimous decision.

Rose Namajunas | Record

Namajunas has a record of 10-4-0 in the UFC. 

Moreover, when it comes to Rose’s professional record, she has an impressive eight wins and four losses in 12 bouts. Of those eight wins, five have come by submissions, two due to decisions, and one via KO.

On the other hand, Namajunas’ UFC record stands at six wins and three losses. During her nine fights, Rose has won, defended, and lost the Strawweight Championship.

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Rose Namajunas | Highlights

You can watch Rose Namajuna’s UFC highlights:

Rose Namajunas | Age, Weight & Horoscope

Having been born in the year 1992 makes Rose 27 years old at the moment. Likewise, she celebrates her birthday on June 29, which makes her star sign Cancer.

Moreover, Cancers tend to be a bit guarded and standoffish at first. However, once you earn their trust, they will be a loyal life companion. That sound’s to me like Rose in a nutshell.

Rose Namajunas Body
Namajunas at the weigh-ins with a shaved head

Moving on, the Milwaukee native stands at 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs 115 lb (52 kg). Further, she fights in the UFC’s Strawweight division. Moreover, Namajunas’ reach is 65 inches, and she trains at 303 Training Center.

Rose Namajunas – What is Rose Namajunas’ Net worth?

As of 2020, Rose has a net worth of $1 million. She has been fighting for seven years now. Added to that, Namajunas is a former UFC Strawweight Champion.

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Hence, it is only fair that Rose has a seven-figure amount in her bank balance. After her nine fights in the UFC, Namajunas has taken home $1.1 million in fight purses and bonuses.

Fight Purse

Talking about Namajunas’ fight purse, she received $195,000 for her championship bout against Jessica Andrade. But, sadly, she lost the fight.

Had Rose won, she would have made another $105,000. Furthermore, the 27-year-old fighter has earned more in the past.

Specifically, Namajunas made $240,000 for her title defense against Joanna Jedrzejcyk at UFC 223.

Who is the richest MMA fighter?

Well, there can be only one man, and I am pretty sure that all of you folks have heard of him at some point. He is none other than The Notorious, Conor Mcgregor.

Conor has a net worth of $110 million. That’s right, folks, the man is a money machine. However, much of his eye-watering net worth came when he switched ships to fight against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring.

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Rose Namajunas & Pat Barry

Rose is engaged to her fiancee, Pat Barry, who is a kickboxer and former MMA artist. Moreover, the two met when during a training camp where Pat happened to be his fiancee’s training partner.

Since then, the two have been inseparable. Rose constantly posts pictures of the two lovers having a great time on her Insta handle. You guys can check it out. The link is provided below.

Thug Rose

When Rose was still a little kid, she was given the nickname “Thug Rose” by her friends. The reason being, Namajunas’ intimidating scowl.

Rose Namajunas | Social Media Presence

Instagram: 1.6 million followers

Twitter: 221.6k followers

Facebook: 462k followers and 1.4 million followers

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Rose Namajunas | FAQs

Why did Rose Namajunas shave her head?

Long hair can be annoying at times, especially when you are associated with a tough sport like Mixed Martial Arts. Rose Namajus,  former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, does not have much hair on her head.

She made the conscious decision of chopping her hair off because she was tired of dealing with it. It would constantly get into her eyes while she practiced. 

Her new hairstyle, which is absolutely bossy and astonishingly classy, is more of a thing than of fashion.

Rose Namajunas
Rose Namajunas

Why does Rose Namajunas hold a Lithuanian flag in UFC even though she’s American?

Rose is a Lithuanian American. Her parents emigrated from Lithuania to the United States before her birth. 

How did Jessica Andrade beat Rose Namajunas?

Jessica Andrade beat Rose Namajunas in Brazil, winning the Strawweight Championship. She won via a slam to the head in the second round of the bout.

However, Jessica later lost the title to Weili Zhang a few months later.

Does Rose Namajunas train at the Denver gym?

Currently, the fighter trains at 303 Training Center. Furthermore, she trains alongside Justin Gaethje and Kamaru Usman

Who might win Amanda Nunes vs. Rose Namajunas?

In UFC Simulations, Rose won against Amanda Nunes via a knockout. 

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