Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been one of the unsung greats of WMMA. Where many are timid, Jedrzejczyk went with a brave approach and delighted the audiences. Prior to her MMA career she competed in Muay thai and kickboxing.
34 year old Jedrzejczyk came into this match up from a lengthy layoff. It’s been two years since Weili Zhang and Jedrzejczyk last faced each other at UFC 248 in one of all time great clashes.
Round one was action packed but it was not exaactly balanced – Jedrzejczyk was getting overpowered the entire time.
Round two saw Jedrzejczyk resort to calf kicks almost taking down Zhang inadvertently..
Zhang went to kick the body, they clinched. But then Zhang opted to try a spinning back fist and landed a spectacular finish.
— UFC (@ufc) June 12, 2022
Joanna subsequently announced retirement saying she was 35 and had wished to become a mom.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 12, 2022
She’s one of the most beloved females in the sport to date. And this loss is unlikely to change it.
Despite getting faceplanted she seemed fairly coherent afterwards.
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) June 12, 2022