Rose Namajunas set to return in Dec. 30 grappling match against Gillian Robertson at FURY 6


Rose Namajunas is jumping back into the fray for first time since her UFC title loss.

The two-time UFC strawweight champion is slated to meet fellow UFC veteran Gillian Robertson in a year-end grappling match on Dec. 30 in the main event of FURY 6.

The match, which takes place at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena and airs live on UFC Fight Pass, is expected to be held as 135-pound no-gi superfight.

“Thug Rose” was previously expected to make her FURY grappling debut in December 2021 at FURY 3 against jiu-jitsu black-belt Danielle Kelly, however she was ultimately replaced by another two-time UFC strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, due to COVID-19 protocols.

Namajunas (11-5), MMA Fighting’s No. 3 ranked strawweight in the world, has been sidelined since losing her UFC belt to Esparza in a perplexing five-round performance this past May at UFC 274.

“Competing for the title of grappler was one goal I set before I could compete again in fights,” Namajunas stated in a statement. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to compete for FURY grappling. I’m very excited.”

Robertson (11-7) last fought in September with a second-round technical submission win over Mariya Agapova at UFC Vegas 60. Her record for the highest number of submission victories in UFC Women’s History and most finish in UFC Women’s Flyweight Division history is legendary.

” “It’s wonderful to be back with Fury for another high-profile card,” Robertson stated. “I’m grateful for the chance to share the mat alongside such a prominent opponent as Rose Namajunas

An updated FURY 6 card, which features a variety of UFC veterans, can be seen below.

  • Rose Namajunas vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Clay Guida vs. Chase Hooper
  • Joe Pyfer vs. Eryk Anders
  • Andre Petroski vs. Ovince St. Preux
  • Pat Sabatini vs. Alex Caceres
  • Mike Malott vs. Trevin Giles
  • Phillip Rowe vs. Nick Galanti