In her fight against Michelle Waterson, Rose was hit with sidekicks to the knee several times. As she was pressing Waterson, the ‘Karate Hottie’ tried to go for a sidekick but Rose kept pressing with a jab and a cross while staying close to her blind side (photo 5). Then Namajunas attacked with a devastating right kick to the head. (gif) This was successful because Rose kept close and pressed towards Michelle’s back. When a side kick is launched the fighter turns his side to his/her opponent and is vulnerable to roundhouse kicks and hooks.
From my original post: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/11/15918932/defeating-goat-beat-jon-jones-part-1-technical-breakdown-ufc-striking-wrestling-grappling-editorial