Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 16-wins and 4-losses. Joanna has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a 5-time IFMA gold medalist.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk started her combat sports journey at age 16 when she started training in Muay Thai. Following this, Joanna began competing in Muay Thai and Kickboxing and amassed. In Muay Thai, Jędrzejczyk went 37-3 and won 4 IFMA European Champions, 5 IFMA World gold medals, and 1 IFMA World silver medal.
In Kickboxing, Jędrzejczyk went 27-3 and won the WKN World Championship, WKF European Championship, J Girls Championship, WBKF Championship, and WMC Championship before transitioning into MMA.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk made her amateur MMA debut at Amatorska Liga MMA 18. She fought twice in the event and won both her fights to amass a record of 2-0. After this, she made her professional debut in May 2012 at SFT: MMA Diva Fight Night SPA against Sylwia Juskiewicz. Jędrzejczyk won the fight via unanimous decision and then won her next 5-fights in the regional circuit before joining the UFC in 2014 with a professional record of 6-0.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC
Joanna Jędrzejczyk made her UFC and strawweight debut at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown against Juliana Lana at Joanna won the fight via unanimous decision. Following this, Jędrzejczyk fought Claudia Gadelha at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic and won via split decision. After this, she was awarded a title shot at the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship against Carla Esparza at UFC 185. Jędrzejczyk dominated Esparza and TKO'ed her in the 2nd round via punches to become the new UFC Women's Strawweight Champion and get her first UFC Performance of the Night bonus.
Jędrzejczyk went on to dominate the Strawweight division and, she defended her championship 5-times against Jessica Penne, Valérie Létourneau, Cláudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jessica Andrade. She set a record for the Highest significant strike differential in UFC Championship(+142) during her title defense against Jessica Andrade.
Jędrzejczyk fought Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 in her 6th title defense. Joanna was outclassed by the underdog Namajunas as she TKO'ed the champion in the first round to end Joanna's 2-year long title run.
Joanna rematched Rose for the Women's Strawweight Championship at UFC 223. Joanna had a more competitive performance than in the first fight. However, Jędrzejczyk would come up short and lose the fight via unanimous decision.
Joanna bounced back from the losses and defeated Tecia Torres via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox Alvarez vs. Poirier 2. She then went to Flyweight to fight for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 231. Joanna came up short against Shevchenko and lost the fight via unanimous decision.
After the loss, Jędrzejczyk went back to Strawweight and defeated Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson. Joanna was awarded a title shot at the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship against Weili Zhang at UFC 248. The fight was an instant classic as Jędrzejczyk again came up short and lost the fight due to a split decision.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Valentina Shevchenko
oanna Jędrzejczyk fought Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 231 for the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Joanna and Valentina were equal in striking as Jędrzejczyk hit more total strikes (124-118) but, Shevchenko landed more significant strikes(89-78).
The main difference between the fighters came in terms of wrestling as Shevchenko landed 5 out of 14 takedowns and maintained ground control for more than 8 minutes as opposed to Jędrzejczyk's 0 takedowns and nil ground control time. This was the decisive factor in Joanna losing the fight via unanimous decision (49-46).
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Weili Zhang
Joanna Jędrzejczyk fought Weili Zhang at UFC 248 for the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. The fight was a close encounter as both fighters went blow-for-blow for the entire 5-rounds. Both fighters clocked in more than 150 significant strikes as Jędrzejczyk edged out Zhang(186-165). The 25-minute flight was almost on the feet as Joanna stopped 7 out of the 8 takedown attempts made by Weili Zhang. The only successful takedown attempt of Zhang resulted in her maintaining ground control time for just 74 seconds.
Zhang edged out a close split decision victory as Joanna suffered her fourth consecutive loss at a title fight. This fight was declared the fight of the year by the UFC and the World MMA Awards.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Career Stats
Joanna Jedrzejczyk's current record stands at 23-1. She is a former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion.
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125 lbs / 57 kg
65 1⁄2 in (166 cm)
Flyweight (2012-2014, 2018-present)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Last Fight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk's last fight was against Weili Zhang at UFC 248 for the UFC Strawweight Championship. Joanna lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Record
Below is the professional MMA record of Joanna Jedrzejczyk: