Dern’s record (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) Dominant decision win Above Angela Hill in the main event on Saturday at the UFC Apex. Namajunas (11-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) called out the octagon interview after the fight with Michael Bisping.
Dern explains that she would love to have an ex-champion on her resume, and believes their on-the-ground matches would fit well with each other. Dern earned her third-degree jiu-jitsu black belt after defeating Hill.
“I follow her on social media as well and I think she liked the ADCC regional or something,” Dern told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-event press conference at UFC Fight Night 224. “I mean, I’m an ex-ADCC champ, so for me, I’m always happy when I see MMA girls doing jujitsu and things like that.
“So, fighting Rose is definitely a priority for me right now. I think it will be a great fight, a good main event, and a good test for both of us. So, when I see her training jiu-jitsu, I kind of think it won’t be an easy fight, but I think it could be A great fight for the public and for us.”
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The former two-time UFC strawweight champion Namajunas hasn’t competed since lose her belt In a lackluster decision against Carla Esparza last May. Prior to that, she achieved back-to-back victories over current champion Zhang Weili.
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