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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one the most ferocious fighters in womens MMA history. She spent the first part of her fighting career in Muay Thai where she was a multiple time champion. She has taken her impeccable technique and aggressive style to the UFC and dominated the MMA world.

Fighting in the 115 pound division means that she is one of the smallest people fighting in the UFC. Despite her small frame, she has a monstrous amount of violence ready to be unleashed on her opponents.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (Full Fight)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz, UFC 205, 12 Nov 2016

joanna jedrzejczyk vs karolina kowalkiewiczJoanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz was a phenomenal fight, a contest between technique and toughness. Another attestation to the legitimacy of womens MMA – if there still is any doubt. However before going into the fight, it would be appropriate to reflect on the incredible achievement of the UFC205 event itself.

UFC 205 was a historic and milestone event for many reasons. The achievement of Conor McGregor to hold two championship belts in two different weight divisions at the same time. The remarkable and perhaps record breaking ticket and Pay Per View sales. The ticket prices and participation of fans and audience also shows that MMA is starting to arrive as a main stream sport.

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Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Full Fight)

Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk, UFC 185, March 2015

Carla Esparza vs Joanna JedrzejczykI have to admit, I was one of the doubters. I did not believe. I thought that Carla Esparza was one was going to establish a strong take down game and implement a lay and pray strategy to win.

Why didn’t I listen to the fact that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a 6 time Muay Thai world champion? Why didn’t I listen to the history, where world class strikers have taken out college wrestlers. Why didn’t I listen to Joanna!

Self pity, self imposed guilt, and self deprecation aside. Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC Straw-weight Championships was an awesomely violent fight.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Just plain violent

Since the announcement of her fight against Carla Esparza, I’ve been interested in finding out just who Joanna Jedrzejczyk is and why she deserves a shot at the womens Strawweight Title.

On the 12th of December 2014, Carla Esparza officially captured the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship Title by defeating Rose Namajunas in the finale of Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. She will be defending her title for the first time against Women’s Strawweight standout Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The more and more I read and watch about Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the more I become excited for this fight. I am always a sucker for awesome Muay Thai fighters in MMA and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is no exception. She started her fighting career in Muay Thai and is a WKN World Champion, J Girls Champion, WBKF Champion, WKF European Champion and the WMC Champion. In her amateur career, she was the 5-time IFMA Muay Thai amateur world champion and the 4-time IFMA Muay Thai European Champion.

Her perfect and deadly striking technique is on full display in the MMA cage especially in her most recent fights against Rosi Sexton, Julianna Lima and even her fight against Claudia Gadelha (full fight videos below).

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