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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down TUF 23 Finale’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Claudia Gadelha

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 23 Finale’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha, who will battle for the strap later TONIGHT (Fri., July 9, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight strap-hanger, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, is set to battle once more opposite rival and Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Claudia Gadelha, later this evening (Fri., July 9, 2016) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 23 Finale inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In less than two weeks, Jedrzejczyk will celebrate her two-year anniversary inside the Octagon. In those two years, Jedrzejczyk has climbed from a complete unknown to the best pound-for-pound female fighter in the world.

That’s a quite a rise.

Looking to send her back down to Earth is Claudia Gadelha, who very nearly defeated “Joanna Champion” in a title eliminator match near the end of 2014. In this rematch, Gadelha will look to be more dominant and leave no doubt.

Let’s take a look at the skills of both women:

Striking

Jedrzejczyk is a former world and European Muay Thai champion, and his striking has transitioned into MMA expertly. She’s far and away the best striker in her division, as she throws at a very high volume while staying tight, offensively and defensively.

As a pretty lanky striker, Jedrzejczyk is excellent with her jab. Jedrzejczyk does a nice job keeping her hands moving and actively feinting, allowing her to suddenly shoot out a long jab. With her jab, Jedrzejczyk does an excellent job maintaining distance and walking her opponent into the fence. In particular, Jedrzejczyk uses a very strong body jab to control the center and keep her opponent on the outside (GIF).

In addition, Jedrzejczyk builds off the ….View full article

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