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'MMA is harsh & unforgiving': Rose Namajunas gets KOd by Jessica Andrade via huge slam at UFC 237

'MMA is harsh & unforgiving': Rose Namajunas gets KOd by Jessica Andrade via huge slam at UFC 237
Brazil's Jessica Andrade knocked out defending champion Rose Namajunas with a huge body slam in the second round of the UFC 237 main event bout in Rio de Janeiro.

Despite the quick and dominant beginning by Namajunas, who controlled her opponent for the first five minutes of the fight, Andrade was able to perfectly take advantage of her chance.

Two minutes into the second round, she lifted up the American and slammed Namajunas onto her head, knocking out cold the now-former strawweight champ.

Andrade thus recorded her fourth straight Octagon victory and became the UFC's third Brazilian female champion.

Namajunas suffered her first defeat since 2016, when she lost in a split decision to Poland's Karolina Kowalkiewicz. This also was her first career KO loss.

MMA is a harsh and unforgiving sport, as they say. Here are some of the best reactions to the fight by MMA pros, journalists, and fans.  

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