Rose Namajunas debuts at No. 7 in official UFC women’s flyweight rankings after win over Amanda Ribas

Rose Namajunas is one step closer in her pursuit of becoming a two-division UFC champion.

After dropping her 125-pound debut to Manon Fiorot this past September, Namajunas (12-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) has entered the official UFC women’s flyweight rankings after a win over Amanda Ribas in this past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 53 headliner.

The former two-time strawweight champ debuted at No. 7, dropping Ribas to No. 9. “Thug Rose’s” entry leaft Jasmine Jasudavicius out of the rankings.

Namajunas expressed interest in a rematch with Fiorot if the French fighter can get past Erin Blanchfield in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 54 headliner. Namajunas also mentioned streaking contender Maycee Barber as an option.

Either way, Namajunas has no problem working her way to the title.

“I was happy to, instead of being the champ and just jumping straight into a superfight champ vs. champ, I do think it’s kind of cool to just work your way up and do it that way,” Namajunas said at the UFC on ESPN 53 post-fight press conference. “I think becoming a champ this way would be way more impressive. But at the same time, if they want to give me (a title shot), I’ll take it.”

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