Joanna
Jedrzejczyk
13-0-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Women Strawweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 13-0-0
Summary: Muay Thai, boxing

Fighter Info

From: Olsztyn Poland
Fights Out Of: Olsztyn Poland
Age: 29
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 115 lb ( 52 kg )
Reach 65"
Leg Reach 35"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1733
48% Successful
830
Types of Successful Strikes
0
830
79% Standing
19%
657
157
16
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
67% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
82
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Nov 12, 2016
171
50
1
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Jul 8, 2016
176
63
1
4
0
0
0
5
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Nov 14, 2015
220
103
0
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Jun 20, 2015
126
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Mar 14, 2015
4
53
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Dec 13, 2014
27
38
7
0
1
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Jul 26, 2014
18
46
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

If Joanna Jedrzejczyk wasn’t known to most UFC fans prior to 2015, she surely leaped onto their radars following her crushing knockout of inaugural strawweight champion Carla Esparza at UFC 185.

Jedrzejczyk was 2-0 in the UFC and 8-0 in her MMA career at the time she faced the gritty Esparza, winner of the televised series The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion will be Crowned. Jedrzejczyk dominated almost from the start, using her Muay Thai skills to pressure Esparza before finishing her in the second round with a barrage of punches.

The victory made Jedrzejczyk the UFC’s first champion from Poland and only its third European champion, joining Bas Rutten in 1999 and Andrei Arlovski in 2005.

Although she may have been relatively new to MMA, having started her professional career in 2012, Jedrzejczyk was not new to combat sports. She began studying Muay Thai as a teenager to be in better physical shape and took to it quickly. In 10 years of competition, she won more than 60 matches and was a five-time amateur world champion and four-time European champion.

Jedrzejczyk made her professional debut in May 2012, defeating Sylwia Juskiewicz by unanimous decision at Kolobrzeg, Poland, then beating Lily Kazak with a rear naked choke. She won four more times in Europe before making her UFC and United States debut at UFC Fight Night in July 2014, displaying raw but effective striking skills to score a unanimous decision over Brazilian Juliana Lima.

After a controversial split decision over previously unbeaten Claudia Gadelha of Brazil in Dec. 2014, Jedrzejczyk earned a shot at the strawweight belt, which Esparza had held for just three months.

Her commanding win put her at the top of the division – and makes her a target of a strong group of contenders.

TRAINING: I’m training hard, hard, hard. Every single day I learn and challenge myself. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was fighting Muay Thai for ten years. I started for myself and I just wanted to be in shape. I've been fighting MMA since 2012 and I want to be THE best female fighter in my division.

Do you have any heroes? Jesus! Then K-1 champions Paul Slowinski and Ernesto Hoost, and Mamed Khalidov, the KSW MMA champion
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It was my biggest dream. It came true and I will do my best.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve been a pro fighter since 2005. I have a small business with my mum.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Five-time IFMA Muay Thai amateur world champion, four-time IFMA Muay Thai European champion.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? All in Muay Thai: WKN World Champion, J Girls Champion, WBKF Champion, WKF European Champion, WMC Champion.

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows, punches
  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Four wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

 

  • One first round finish

 

  • Last pre-UFC win was second round KO of UFC vet Rosi Sexton in June of 2014

 

  • Four title defenses

 

  • Owns amateur win over Kowalkiewicz in 2012
 
 
 

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