Outside of possibly Paige VanZant, there’s no bigger female star at 115 pounds than current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Jedrzejczyk, 28, holds an undefeated professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 11-0. She has swiftly dismantled the majority of her opponents to date, including finishes over Jessica Penne and former UFC champion Carla Esparza,
Currently scheduled to take on Claudia Gadelha at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8 in a rematch of their UFC on FOX 13 No. 1 contender’s bout, a fight that Jedrzejczyk narrlowly won via split-decision, the Polish striker has her sights set on the big picture.
“I think it’s going to be the last fight between me and Claudia Gadelha, because I have plans to move to a different weight class, to 125 if there would be an option to fight for a title next there,” said Jedrzejczyk in a media call earlier this week (h/t MMA Fighting). “We will see. I’ll focus on this fight and I think that I’m definitely going to win this fight.”
Of course, UFC does not currently have a 125-pound women’s division, which could potentially hamper Jedrzejczyk’s desire to become only the third fighter in promotional history to capture titles in two separate weight classes (Randy Courture and B.J. Penn being the other two). However, Jedrzejczyk makes a lot of sense when discussing potential options at Flyweight.
“I predict that, so I know it’s going to happen,” added Jedrzejczyk in regard to UFC’s future adoption of another weight class. “It was a good fight between Valerie [Letourneau] and JoJo [Calderwood], the first catchweight at 125, but I think we need that division. So many girls from bantamweight can go down, so many girls ….View full article
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