In the final of the tournament, she fought Carla Esparza on December 12, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. She lost the bout via rear-naked choke in the third round.
Rose Namajunas Record: 11-4-0
|loss||Rose Namajunas Jessica Andrade||2|
|win||Rose Namajunas Joanna Jedrzejczyk||5|
|win||Rose Namajunas Joanna Jedrzejczyk||1|
|win||Rose Namajunas Michelle Waterson||2|
A source revealed the salaries of fight night 80, Namajunas $106,000 for winning the fight which include $27,000 show, $27,000 winning and $50,000 performance of the night bonus. Rose Namajunas Purse Per Fight ($105,000) : Namajunas earned $105,000 per fight straight money.
The strawweight class was added in 2015. Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.
|Weight class||Upper weight limit|
|Strawweight||115 lb (52.2 kg)|
|Flyweight||125 lb (56.7 kg)|
|Bantamweight||135 lb (61.2 kg)|
|Featherweight||145 lb (65.8 kg)|
Carla Esparza Carla Esparza became the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight Champion at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale on December 12, 2014. The Association of Boxing Commissions officially added the 115 lb strawweight division on July 29, 2015.