Karol Roja: 3 things you need to know about UFC bantamweight

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    UFC bantamweight Karol Roja is set to face Josélie Edwards in the UFC Vegas 18 prelims. Rosa is riding high on a four-fight winning streak and will look to secure another victory in Fight Night 184. Here are three things UFC fans should know. About the talent coming from Brazil:

    # 3 What does Karol Roja mean with UFC Champion Jessica Andrade?

    Apart from their nationality, Jessica Andred and Karol Roja also share their training camp. The two UFC fighters are teammates at Parana Valle Tudo MMA Gym located in Brazil. Both Ezred and Rosa BJJ have brown belts and are well versed in Muay Thai. Despite having a gray belt at BJJ, Rosa has demonstrated high striking output with effective combinations in his previous fights.

    # 2 When did Karol Roja make his UFC debut?

    Karol Roja struggled in many small promotions before getting a chance to fight in the UFC, the world’s largest MMA promotion. It was in August of 2019 when Rosa finally stepped on the UFC canvas. She Defeated her rival, Lara Prakopoi via a split decision and made her mark in the bantamweight division.

    This is a proof that I am ready for high level competition. I was close to signing for some time and there were some losses along the way that did not help my case, but finally it is time to show the world who Karol Roja is.

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    # 1 How did Karol Roja enter the MMA world?

    Even as a child, Karol Roja showed signs of a fighter. Seeing her furious attitude, Rosa’s cousin introduced her to the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She She was just 13 years old when she enrolled in a local jiu-jitsu gym and began her training.

    Before starting her career at MMA, Rosa waited tables at a restaurant to support her expenses. As he got better at the craft of fighting, Rosa also started teaching classes in the gym. She Worked hard and finally met and finally got his first break at HCC in 2012.

    Karol had to face defeat for the first time in 2017 at the hands of veteran Giselle Moreira. Two years later, in April of 2019, Karol Rose took revenge and defeated Morey in the third round via TKO.

    Karol Rosa said, “I beat the guy who gave me my first loss. Contender series veteran Gisele Moreira. Champion in three promotions in Brazil.”

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    Published 06 February 2021, 21:25 CET

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