Rose "Thug" Namajunas was signed in December 2013 to the UFC with ten other Strawweights to participate in the television show "The Ultimate Fighter." That season gave birth to the first-ever UFC Strawweight division. Now, Rose Namajunas will defend her championship belt in the rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event at UFC 223 in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Strawweights faced each other last year in November and Namajunas surprised MMA fans when she knocked down the reigning champion two times in the first round.

The 25-year-old won the fight by KO and was crowned the new UFC Women's Strawweight Queen. ESPN called it "the upset of the year." In her post-fight press interview, Rose stated that she wants to use her fame as a way to increase mental illness awareness. At a young age, Namajunas endured violence and abuse from her father -- he suffered from schizophrenia!

Rose wants to prove to Joanna their first fight wasn't a fluke

Rose has beaten really good fighters like Michelle Waterson, Angela Hill, Paige VanZant, and of course Joanna Jedrzejczyklt. Namajunas ruined the former champion's goal to beat Ronda Rousey’s all-time women’s record for UFC title defenses.

Before their first fight Joanna talked a lot of trash by calling Rose "mentally unstable," but this was no surprise to Namajunas, as JedrzejczykIt always tries to get under the skin of her opponents.

Joanna's strategy failed badly and the referee had to stop the fight. Rose is always ready and she gets better with every fight.

Fans wonder how Joanna JedrzejczykIt will perform at UFC 223 after her first loss

The current belt holder knows is going to be a completely new fight and that Joanna JedrzejczykIt still wants to be the greatest Strawweight of all time.

The Polish fighter will definitely make adjustments for UFC 223. It was clear that she had a close relationship with her previous cornerman and wrestling coach, Kami Barzini. MMA Junkie reported she "burst into tears and abruptly left the post-event press conference when asked about her former trainer."

In the first fight, Namajunas was the underdog and Joanna thought was going to get an easy win.

But Rose stunned the MMA community. Although Joanna got stopped with heavy strikes early in their first fight, the polish fighter is the betting favorite in the rematch with Rose Namajunas at UFC 223, on April 7th. It will definitely be an exciting match!