Rose Gertrude Nakamura is an American fighter and mixed martial artist with the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She weighs about 52 kilograms. The tough-bodied 31-year-old has earned herself the nickname ‘thug Rose’. She fights in the strawweight division of the UFC and is one of the division’s top fighters.
Rose Namajunas Family, Parents, Relatives and siblings
Rose’s parents are Lithuanians. She was named after her great-grandmother. Her great-grandfather was a Lithuanian Army officer and her grandfather was a fighter and champion in Lithuania. Her mother’s name is Julia Frank. She has been very vocal about the death of her father from schizophrenia while she was just sixteen. She has a brother. In 2008, Rose’s father passed away from pneumonia in Germany when she was just 16 years old. He had battled with schizophrenia prior to his passing. Rose Namajunas, the mixed martial artist, was raised alongside her brother Nojus Namajunas. As for her ethnicity, Rose is of Lithuanian descent and holds American nationality. Namajunas was raised in a tough neighborhood and, in an interview, revealed that she had experienced sexual abuse at a young age. Her friends gave her the nickname “Thug” in recognition of her fearless and bold nature.
In 2020, she lost two members of her family to COVID-19 and took a break from competing.
Rose Namajunas Education
She received a high school education at Milwaukee High School.
Rose Namajunas Career & Fights
Rose’s career began in 2010 when she started fighting in the MMA as a rookie. Her trainer was Greg Nelson and she put on an impressive show of fighting skills in her first few days of competing.
Rose’s official debut in the world of martial arts wrestling happened on January 5, 2013. Rose went on against Emily Kaban winning the match by submission.
Her next fight had been at Invicta 5 in April against Kathina Catron, a match she won 12 seconds later by submission mode.
Her first loss as a professional wrestler was against Teccia Torres in July at Invicta 6. She joined UFC in December 2013 but lost her first match shot at the ultimate fighter price and strawweight championship to Carla Esparza.
She won the women’s strawweight title but lost it in a match with Jessica Andrade.
In 2017, she faced Joanna Jerdzejcyzk at UFC 217 and won the match by Knockout.
Rose has fought against the likes of Angela Hill, Paige VanZant, and Tecnica Torres, securing the win in these matches.
Net worth and salary
Rose’s main source of income is from her fights at UFC. She has an estimated Net worth earning of over 1.5 million US dollars. She also makes money from partnership deals with brands like Monster Energy Drinks.
The income of a UFC fighter is influenced by various factors, such as their contractual terms, the specific event, the caliber of their opponent, and their overall performance.
UFC fighters typically begin with a minimum base pay of $10,000, but top-tier fighters can command substantial earnings, often reaching $500,000 or even more.
Rose is a former women’s strawweight champion. She has risen to be number 2 on the rankings for the strawweight division and number 6, in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Rose is a black belt holder in taekwondo, jiu-jitsu, and karate with a total of 8 wins since she began her career, and 4 losses. In 2018, she clinched the ESPY Award for the best fighter category.
She was also a nominee of the Kid’s Choice Awards for the Best Fighter category.
Who is Rose Namajunas dating? husband, Boyfriend &Fiancé
Rose is engaged to fellow fighter and heavyweight champion at UFC, Barry Rose. Speaking on how they fell in love, Rose says it just happened and she connected with Barry. Barry disclosed they’ve always been together and the couple do not know their exact anniversary date.
Rose is active on Instagram with over 2 million followers and 1839 posts. She has over 285,000 followers on Twitter but is inactive there.