A lot of questions were answered in the rematch. The first fight was not a fluke, Joanna had no issues with the weight cut this time, she looked crisp with her striking, Rose fought a kickboxing match and proved she is the true champion. In the first two rounds, Rose looked phenomenal with her striking and put Joanna in bad spots. The lead left hook which was the game changer in their first match caused tremendous damage to Joanna’s right eye. In the third and fourth round, Joanna came back strong and used her leg kicks to her advantage. Rose took some to adjust but the leg kicks took a toll on her movement. The championship round was where she showed her full technical prowess taking Joanna in the deep waters. A take down in the last 30 secs gave her the edge in the scorecards. Joanna kept fighting until the final seconds but fell short.
— UFC (@ufc) April 8, 2018