Does Zhang Weili deserve an immediate rematch against Rose Namajunas? | DC & Helwani

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Daniel Cormier and Ariel Helwani react to Rose Namajunas defeating Zhang Weili by a first-round knockout at UFC 261.
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Sam
Sam 14 ժամ առաջ
Crazy how much people want to underestimate Rose. She KO’ed Joana and they scheduled an immediate rematch so she beat her again. She shocks the world again and KO’s Weill first round and Dana White says a rematch “makes sense”. Please tell me how that makes sense? For Rose’s next fight to be Weill or JJ makes no sense at all bc she has easily beat both of them. Let them fight each other instead bc THAT was a close fight.
Sam
Sam 14 ժամ առաջ
She’s going to need to beat Joana a bit more convincingly before she deserves a rematch with Rose. Maybe even a couple more matches. I don’t see how someone should get an immediate rematch after such a clean KO like that. Let’s not take away from Rose’s beautiful victory. And that’s coming from a fan of both of these ladies.
The Way
The Way Օր առաջ
One word. HUMBLE.
Gary Gullbergh
Gary Gullbergh Օր առաջ
Weili expected everything but the level of talent. Thug Rose not only has power, accuracy and speed in her strikes, she also moves efficiently and constantly. And her feigning and then switching from low to high kick, in a flash, was simply too much for Zhang. A perfect knockout that was all about long hard work combined with Talent.
Shane B
Shane B Օր առաջ
Nope. She doesn’t
Marc Gottlieb
Marc Gottlieb 2 օր առաջ
No / she can go through KO protocol first...She can train to fix the holes in her game as several were spotted by Namajunas and her team...They weren't walking into that fight without practicing precisely that kick...Weili can rematch Joanna....I don't think she will make it past her a 2nd time...And Rose is the champ...They come to her...
txmoney
txmoney 2 օր առաջ
Every champion that loses their title deserves an immediate rematch. The rematch would be a huge draw and a major payday for both. Rose is my favorite MMA fighter of all time...not just my favorite female or from that weight class, but of any fighter.
Craig Thomas
Craig Thomas 2 օր առաջ
I say no to a rematch. There is no match to Rose in the UFC at this time. We will see whats around after Christmas.
Brandon legree
Brandon legree 3 օր առաջ
no she got rocked lost fair and square. give her a rematch when she's earned it, but I would be down to watch Rose beat her again
IamGroot
IamGroot 3 օր առաջ
weili is asking for a rematch and requesting to do it on a neutral ground, abu dhabi..she claimed that loud booes put her in a disadvantage😅😅😅
Russ Langford
Russ Langford 3 օր առաջ
I don't know anymore, Nate Diaz knocked Conor McGregor off his throne and there was a demand for an absolute immediate rematch. Immediately. And McGregor won by decision in that rematch but to this day Nate Diaz has not had the opportunity to run it back. It all depends on who you are. It all depends on what Dana White's agenda is.
Shaz Raz
Shaz Raz 4 օր առաջ
Rematch, reason? It was stopped to early, another 5-10 secs and Rose would have finished her. Bad stoppage.
Bob Hennig
Bob Hennig 4 օր առաջ
Weili should be given a rematch imediatly
danny blackhorse
danny blackhorse 4 օր առաջ
how so, shouldn't the number 2 now get a shot,? , why didn't Zhang give a rematch herself after that quick win
George Handler
George Handler 4 օր առաջ
Give Weili a rematch right after she gives Joanna and Jessica rematches.
AmbitionZ VapeR
AmbitionZ VapeR 4 օր առաջ
Without watching the video, NO! She got ko’d straight. She deserves to work her way back to it
Nori Kawakami
Nori Kawakami 5 օր առաջ
Rose is guaranteed $150k she got $310k Lee got $390k....
Chris Martino
Chris Martino 5 օր առաջ
I would not want to be Weili's next opponent
mike mike
mike mike 5 օր առաջ
LOL No
David Cote
David Cote 6 օր առաջ
Id like to see a rematch but she doesn't deserve it. That KO was pure skill by Rose, but it was a bit flukey with just how badly she fooled Zhang on it. Then again, Zhang only defended the belt once in a really close fight. Rose didn't get an immediate rematch when she lost the belt after a flukey (and scary) slam after just one title defense. Joanna got one but she defended her belt 5 times I bet they give it to her though, gotta get that sweet China money
Bills Again
Bills Again 7 օր առաջ
That lee guy does not deserve a rematch and the UFC needs to do DNA tests because China can fool you easily.
colby babcock
colby babcock 8 օր առաջ
She is 10x prettier when she had long hair. She is a sweetheart.
Paolo Pirrotta
Paolo Pirrotta 8 օր առաջ
Nah.
777 LANDO
777 LANDO 8 օր առաջ
Yall aint having fun watchin Amanda dominate??? I Am Feels like watchin Khabib to me
Jason Sovereign
Jason Sovereign 8 օր առաջ
did aldo against mcgregor?
Peter Nut
Peter Nut 9 օր առաջ
NO
Vineesh Kumar
Vineesh Kumar 9 օր առաջ
Miocic the most dominant heavy weight of all time doesnot deserve a rematch but zhang who just defended once that too a split decision deserves a rematch?? 🤔 May be china's wet market is watch ufc is thinking abt for promotions and money
Henry Tan
Henry Tan 9 օր առաջ
A rematch immediately of course, the loser should have a bruised face. But great great respect to Rose's stealthy left kick, that's one of the most beautiful kicks of all time.
Kay Mill
Kay Mill 9 օր առաջ
No.
Dave K
Dave K 10 օր առաջ
This is the ufc and all, so prepare for Rose vs. Holly Holm 1 & 2
Brian Fusco
Brian Fusco 10 օր առաջ
fluke kick gaging range need a rematch the fight never really started
bob star
bob star 10 օր առաջ
Do you think the rematch will turn out differently?
Wilder Sparks
Wilder Sparks 10 օր առաջ
Nah, she smashed Weili.
kickle
kickle 10 օր առաջ
Lol DC has no logic to what he's saying-- he knows Weili wasn't a dominant champion (which is why he tried to focus on her speed in obtaining the belt)-- she defended once and the fight was CLOSE. He's trying to keep the immediate rematch narrative alive for daddy Dana.
benjaminchen1964
benjaminchen1964 10 օր առաջ
I believe Weili should earn her way back into contention with 2, maybe 3 fights just like everyone else. If she is dominant as she seems, she will be right back. I don't know why she didn't fight much sooner as it seems most champions have to defend their belts in a few months. Rose is at the top of her game & I don't know who can take the belt away from her any time soon. Unless Tecia Torres gets a shot at redemption.
Josh sharp
Josh sharp 10 օր առաջ
Nope she got finished! Next up please!
Jon Reed
Jon Reed 10 օր առաջ
No way. She got rolled.
Insidious DrNine
Insidious DrNine 10 օր առաջ
I'm kind of tired of ex-champs getting instant rematches; Cain Valesquez spent too many of his prime years fighting Cigano -would it have killed us to have GSP face at least a top 5'er before getting another shot at Serra? Too many log jams.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith 10 օր առաջ
Why a rematch? Was it competitive? Was it it entertaining? The opponent needs few more fights to clean up the division.
Michael Carey
Michael Carey 10 օր առաջ
A 1min,18sec knockout is not indicative of a close or questionable outcome, it's a slaughter! I like Zhang but she needs to work her way back slowly. Rose should grow her hair back and be even more beautiful!
M. M.
M. M. 10 օր առաջ
Thug Rose FTW
Amadis Demitrius
Amadis Demitrius 10 օր առաջ
Yes, she deserves a rematch. She was a strong champ, and the fight was called a bit early. Zhang was definitely rocked, but where the ref saw she wasnt moving and concluded she was out, i saw that her hand was actually pinned underneath her and she was slightly stuck. Zhang was in the process of repositioning her hand to post when the fight was stopped, Rose'shammerfists werent particularly effective, and Zhang was lucid when she stood up immediately. I think the stoppage was fair enough, Rose earned the win, but I wonder what if Zhang had been given another few seconds.
Travis Holbrook
Travis Holbrook 10 օր առաջ
New name: Rose " Boogeywoman Killer" Namajunas.
J Jj
J Jj 10 օր առաջ
JJ vs ZHANG IS THE #1 CONTENDER MATCH TO MAKE. CARLA has a small % CHANCE VS THUG ROSE.VERY SMALL%
J Jj
J Jj 10 օր առաջ
Build This REMATCH UP! MAIN EVENT - PROMOTED CORRECTLY THIS COULD PUT MORE EYES ON WOMANS MMA!! IF ROSE , A RETURNING CHAMPION AGREES TO REMATCH NEXT-PAY HER THE BIG BUCK$ !
En Rosello
En Rosello 10 օր առաջ
NO, there's a lot on line wating for a chance to fight Rose. If Rose loose to weili, will she be given an immediate rematch ha!!! So no way , she should start and take 1st. step,
A _Texan
A _Texan 11 օր առաջ
I dont think so right away due to Rose took her out really quick. She needs to rematch JJ an the winner gets a shot at Rose.
M DGAF
M DGAF 11 օր առաջ
No one ever deserves an immediate rematch unless perhaps there's beef to quash. But their ain't no beef here, and there are others who deserve a shot at the belt, no doubt Yan Xiaonan and Carla Esparza sit at the forefront of the list. But this is a stacked division of talent. We can't have too many repeat fights so soon
Whenyouknowbetter
Whenyouknowbetter 11 օր առաջ
I don't like watching Amanda fight. I can relate to Rose and she is a likable fighter.
Miguel Ojeda
Miguel Ojeda 11 օր առաջ
No fighter can say they deserve an immediate rematch after they get starched. If it’s a close decision then yes it makes sense.
Reginald Minor
Reginald Minor 11 օր առաջ
Weili got beat, and beat bad. She should have to go back and fight some ohers and then get a chaance at rose again. Give another upcoming lady their chance, because Weili just lost hers.
Jacob Bucht
Jacob Bucht 11 օր առաջ
No she got beat.
Guillermo Saavedra
Guillermo Saavedra 11 օր առաջ
No she doesn’t the fight wasn’t close
Bartt Jones
Bartt Jones 11 օր առաջ
NO , SHE CAN GET BACK IN LINE AND WAIT PATIENTLY JUST AS ROSE DID
A P
A P 11 օր առաջ
WE LOVE 🌹 💯
VINO9411
VINO9411 11 օր առաջ
Rose looks like a little boy
Doug Russell
Doug Russell 11 օր առաջ
You could, but the result is going the same. Valentina called it back after the JJ Zhang fight when she said Rose is on a whole different level.
High 5
High 5 11 օր առաջ
Good words by DC, Weili has only been 2years plus & already got the belt & defended it once. She's the dominant force. She deserves the rematch but if she doesn't get it immediately, she's one step away. No other women deserves it. Joanna vs Dern is next. Rose might have to do the rematch while yan vs carla is on the way. We don't like inactive champion. All the champs are active
Balam Kharngi
Balam Kharngi 11 օր առաջ
Jessica didnt get her rematch
Old Street Doc
Old Street Doc 12 օր առաջ
Umm, no... she got mauled. Even as short as the contest was, she was thoroughly & effectively stopped. Next?
Muhammad Sharjeel
Muhammad Sharjeel 12 օր առաջ
Zhang deserves title short
Katie Peterson
Katie Peterson 12 օր առաջ
womens strawweight is the best weight class. watching these small girls smack the cheese out of eachother is one thing, but they rose especially, are the most respectful and professional in all of UFC in my opinion. i hope these girls, and Rose especially, set a standard for a new wave of fighting.
POWER
POWER 12 օր առաջ
She's nuts
Lee Stone
Lee Stone 12 օր առաջ
No. Rematch no.
Gunzdown BikesUp
Gunzdown BikesUp 12 օր առաջ
Yeah weli has to wait and get another win . I think jo will get it before her . Weli wassss so maddddddd brooooo she woudint stop the ref lol 😂 so funny like bro u lost . It happens . Now she cut her hair bald Britney Spears style having a meltdown
GuSuBu Tribe
GuSuBu Tribe 12 օր առաջ
Rose tactically dropped and finished Zhang, to give Weili a rematch is essentially calling Rose's perfect attack a fluke... which it clearly wasnt, and Weili did NOT offer Joanna a rematch when that fight was 5 rounds.
Timber VanLom
Timber VanLom 12 օր առաջ
Ok, it's not as if she was some dominant Champion with a bunch of defenses of the title. She needs to do a little work to get another shot just like Rose had to. She got KO'd and then acted with some pretty poor sportsmanship too.
Leapy
Leapy 12 օր առաջ
i dont like immediate rematches. At least win 1 match prove that you are worthy. There are other fighers waiting for a titel match. Immediate rematches are kinda unfair
Michael McMahon
Michael McMahon 12 օր առաջ
No she should fight up division shes great wieli an she will be back but rose fought back through the division
Life’s Wicked
Life’s Wicked 12 օր առաջ
Love Rose
stephen buckley
stephen buckley 12 օր առաջ
After losing like that it’s an insult to Rose saying give her a rematch, get back in line and earn it. Rose won clearly and Weill reaction AFTER was a little bit poor, too.
Lisette Elise Paris
Lisette Elise Paris 12 օր առաջ
There are others who would like to fight Rose. I love Weili, but she needs to wait. Rose will beat her again, I bet.
Darren McMackin
Darren McMackin 12 օր առաջ
If the fight would have been a war Yea rematch makes sense but that was quick and clean.
stay prepared
stay prepared 13 օր առաջ
How much is weili going to pay the rest so as to cut queue to have a champion title fight.
Cayote Lives
Cayote Lives 13 օր առաջ
Rose is a class above. Intelligence
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez 13 օր առաջ
Nope, she got handled.
Mr PheNoM3noN
Mr PheNoM3noN 13 օր առաջ
How the f*ck dose she deserve a rematch
Zx Xz
Zx Xz 13 օր առաջ
Weili Zhang deserves an immediate rematch but the UFC won't let that happen until she wins at least 2 fights (they will give her the least favourable matchups/circumstances), and it's been at least 12 months. I hate Dana White.
Ami Cal
Ami Cal 13 օր առաջ
No.
whkee
whkee 13 օր առաջ
Lovely Rose 🌹 Nice kick for China’s Zhang ☝️😎🦵
MMA BY Milikin
MMA BY Milikin 13 օր առաջ
No but if Rose beats Weili twice then Rose will be the best strawweight at the moment. If Rose wins can she beat Esparza or Xiaonan? I don't see Weili beating Xiaonan at the moment.
Lukas Erwi
Lukas Erwi 13 օր առաջ
Early stoppage? That’s ridiculous. Zhang is 20-0. Against who? Immediate rematch? She needs more than one camp to retrain her footwork anyway and what if Zhang loses again. Then she’s screwed and won’t get another shot for 3 or 4 fights. All the Weili “fans” seem to want to ruin her health and her career. And that fight against JJ wasn’t masterful it was just brutal. Low fight IQ. Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida already did that back in 2009.
Norman LaddleSchnitzel
Norman LaddleSchnitzel 13 օր առաջ
it looked to me like Weili thought it would be a body kick and was of course incorrect XD
Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott 13 օր առաջ
Why would you get an immediate rematch after being head kicked in the first round?
Andrew Bahr
Andrew Bahr 13 օր առաջ
No rematch, it was a clear cut victory
Lucifer luu
Lucifer luu 13 օր առաջ
Simple answer ... no
Satindra Paul Singh [ Sunny ]
Satindra Paul Singh [ Sunny ] 13 օր առաջ
no rematch... crybabies!! valentina vs amanda!!
H N
H N 13 օր առաջ
people still watch ariel? i thought this guy finally fell off, who tf still cares about his opinions?
martin edwards
martin edwards 13 օր առաջ
DESERVE a rematch??... DESERVE?.. what?.. keep rematching till you get desired win?
Patrick Duncan Jr.
Patrick Duncan Jr. 13 օր առաջ
No she needs to win a match then maybe get the rematch. She got finished in her first title defense fight in 2 Minutes.
CykoLove
CykoLove 13 օր առաջ
joanna got an immediate rematch. maybe weili will aswell.
Bear Creek Lodge, LLC
Bear Creek Lodge, LLC 13 օր առաջ
Seriously , what an idiotic question. It’s one and done, not 2 out of 3. If it’s about money. Then, a pay per view virtual supper with Rose and a instant replay of her destroying Zheng! Next.... 👋👎🎯🍀😷💉💉
Joey Martin
Joey Martin 13 օր առաջ
🌹 Namajunas 💐
Tothetop
Tothetop 13 օր առաջ
With only one title defense? I’m good.
Keith KTI
Keith KTI 13 օր առաջ
She needs to earn a rematch, when she won the belt did she give a rematch ,No . Let rose enjoy her belt
Tw0 Crows
Tw0 Crows 13 օր առաջ
If it was a close decision maybe, but what message does it send the champion who knocks out her opponent in first round to make them do it all again like that isn't good enough
Zorro in Hell
Zorro in Hell 14 օր առաջ
rematch
Mazinger314
Mazinger314 14 օր առաջ
Zhang deserves the rematch but not immediately. I could definitely see the fight going the other way if they met again
justin brown
justin brown 14 օր առաջ
Not immediately, it was not an accident, Rose is just better. Actually do it! and rose will do it again. Weili won't have time to adjust.
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