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Highlights! ‘Bullet’ Pierces Joanna To Win Flyweight Title

Valentina Shevchenko was simply too much for Joanna Jedrzejczyk last night (Sat., Dec. 8, 2018) at UFC 231 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as “Bullet” defeated the former UFC women’s strawweight champion via unanimous decision to claim the vacant women’s flyweight title.

It was all Shevchenko in the early going. The Polish contender utilized her strength and positioning to get inside on Joanna and secure a few slamming takedowns. Jedrzejczyk did get back to her feet, but Shevchenko made her pay with spinning kicks to the body and front kicks to the face.

Shevchenko did fade a bit in the later rounds which allowed Joanna to tally some points on the scorecards, but it was simply too late. Shevchenko was the better and more effective fighter throughout this championship bout and proved that 125 pounds is really the best division for her.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Shevchenko becomes the new UFC women’s flyweight champion. Her skill set is tailor made to reign supreme atop the 125-pound throne for a long time so it will be interesting to see who she takes on next

Maybe a matchup with the always game Jessica Eye?

For complete UFC 231 results and coverage click here.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Plans on Earning ‘GOAT’ Status at UFC 231, Returning to Strawweight in 2019

Joanna Jedrzejczyk plans on leaving UFC 231 as flyweight champion, a victory that in her mind will cement her status as the top female fighter in mixed martial arts history.
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Did Joanna Jedrzejczyk Just Get Screwed by the UFC?

It’s tough being a former champ, and that’s probably especially true if you’re Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The former queen of the strawweight division put the new weight class on the map, and beat nearly everyone put before her. She also got to be the center of the UFC universe – or at least a part of it – and entire cards were erected around her fights.

Now, she’s offered match-ups, and after she agrees to them, they get snatched away and given to others.

In case you didn’t know, the UFC was struggling to find a title fight for UFC 230, and nothing was coming together for the Madison Square Garden show. Jedrzejczyk, meanwhile, was supposedly going to take on Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231. Then came the ol’ switcheroo, and now Shevchenko will scrap against Sijara Eubanks for that belt. Where does that leave the former strawweight champ?

In the cold, apparently.

And she’s a little peeved about it. As per an Instagram post:

 

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Did Joanna Jedrzejczyk Just Get Screwed by the UFC?

It’s tough being a former champ, and that’s probably especially true if you’re Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The former queen of the strawweight division put the new weight class on the map, and beat nearly everyone put before her. She also got to be the center of the UFC universe – or at least a part of it – and entire cards were erected around her fights.

Now, she’s offered match-ups, and after she agrees to them, they get snatched away and given to others.

In case you didn’t know, the UFC was struggling to find a title fight for UFC 230, and nothing was coming together for the Madison Square Garden show. Jedrzejczyk, meanwhile, was supposedly going to take on Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231. Then came the ol’ switcheroo, and now Shevchenko will scrap against Sijara Eubanks for that belt. Where does that leave the former strawweight champ?

In the cold, apparently.

And she’s a little peeved about it. As per an Instagram post:

 

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Says She’s ‘Gotten Offer’ to Fight Valentina Shevchenko

The Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn’t announced who Valentina Shevchenko will face for the vacant women’s strawweight crown, but there’s a pretty decent chance her opponent could be former muay Thai rival Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
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Midnight Mania! Joanna Jedrzejczyk is ‘very open’ to flyweight bout against Shevchenko

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Former strawweight champion and all-time great Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she is very open to facing Valentina Shevchenko up a weight class, at flyweight.

“Who knows – maybe this year,” Jedrzejczyk told MMAjunkie, adding: “The thing is, I’m very open to move up and face Valentina. I always want to face the best athletes, the best fighters in the world, and Valentina is one of the greatest muay Thai and also MMA fighters.

“I’m very open, but I must sit down and discuss some things. We’ll see what’s going to happen.”

Shevchenko has beaten Jedrzejczyk three times on the amateur kickboxing circuit. Joanna sees 125 in her future, and another meeting with Shevchenko as very possible. The recent stripping of flyweight champion Nicco Montano has opened speculation that this is the bout to make for the vacant title.

“One of my biggest dreams is becoming a champion in the 125-pound division and becoming a champion in two different divisions,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I’m still dreaming about it, and I know it’s going to happen sooner than later.”

Jedrzejczyk most recently defeated Tecia Torres by unanimous decision, bouncing back from a unanimous decision loss to current strawweight queen Rose Namajunas.


Insomnia

Why does one of these guys have to lose?

Nick Newell killed with this one. Let’s all give him a hand.

I had seen some of these knockouts, but not all of them.

Impressionist Al Foran does a remarkably good Conor McGregor.

Great for Tyron Woodley

Of course Colby Covington had a comeback. This one was at least somewhat funny

Las Vegas… California? Tito Ortiz remains indefatigably Tito.

This Jackie-Chan style KO was only sobered by the fact it occurred on concrete. Hopefully the guy was okay.

John Lineker vs. Petr Yan would be must-see TV.

This bulldog choke with a rear-naked choke grip is a fascinating look into American catch wrestling.

Conor McGregor is training a lot of bodyshots.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

The knockouts were the body-stiffening kind tonight, and this was perhaps the best of the bunch:

The timing on this deserves two looks

Right hook for the ages

Those follow-up punches were brutal and unnecessary.

Backing up doesn’t always mean losing


Podcasts and Video

Breaking down Mark Hunt’s counter-punching with the Andrews.

How exactly does Aleksei Oleinik get all those Ezekiel chokes?

Heavy Hands

MMA Ratings


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Valentina Shevchenko Says She’ll Gladly Fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk For Vacant 125-Pound Title

Valentina Shevchenko is ready to move on with her Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight career, and she already has a next step in mind.
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Pat Barry: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Won’t Grow as a Fighter Until She Accepts Her Losses

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk refuses to believe current champion Rose Namajunas is the best woman in the division despite the fact she has been bested by her twice. While Namajunas hasn’t responded to these claims, her trainer and fiancé Pat Barry didn’t hold back, suggesting Jedrzejczyk will never grow as a fighter if she doesn’t accept defeat in her career.
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Joanna: I Will ‘Never Ever’ Call Rose The Best Strawweight In The World

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk returned to form last night (Sat., July 28, 2018) at UFC on FOX 30 from inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when she defeated formidable contender Tecia Torres via unanimous decision.

Despite dropping her last two Octagon appearances to current divisional champion Rose Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk was able to channel her former dominant self and outclass Torres at almost every turn. Her takedown defense was perfect, her range control kept the smaller Torres at bay, and her Muay Thai once again led the damage count.

As a former champion on the rebound, this was a big step for Jedrzejczyk. Even though she lost to Namajunas in back-to-back contest Jedrzejczyk isn’t ready to address “Thug” as the better fighter, especially after a superb outing against Torres.

“I will not do this,” Jedrzejczyk said at UFC on FOX 30’s post-fight press conference (video replay here). “Never ever. She wants my honor? She must earn that. If she’s going to run, they’re going to make an interim belt. She was saying she’s afraid Conor McGregor will show up again and make a mess like he did before Brooklyn. He is not going to do this. Don’t be afraid, Rose. Come on. Just fight. Just face the best. You should face [Jessica] Andrade.

“If not, I will chase you. If you hold the belt, I will chase you. Until the next fight. That’s it.”

Jedrzejczyk, 30, has only lost to Namajunas in her entire professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Her track record and recent performance against “Tiny Tornado” at UFC Calgary would suggest she could lock down another title fight with “Thug,” but history shows that UFC is reluctant to book a trilogy fight if one fighter already holds all the wins.

That doesn’t seem to both the former UFC champion as she believes her legacy at 115 pounds is enough to warrant another shot at Namajunas.

“Rose saying that she will give me the third fight after I will say that she is the best? No way,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Maybe you beat me, and you’re the champion, and you won, but your legacy is not that big. You should bow down because I am the queen. I give her respect.”

For now, Jedrzejczyk will have to put her nose to the grindstone and do whatever the promotion requires her to do to fight again for the women’s strawweight title. Until that day comes, the Polish queen is unwilling to recognize Namajunas as being the better mixed martial artist.

“No way I’ll say Rose is the best,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Maybe you beat me, you’re the champion and you won. But your legacy isn’t that big. You should bow down, because I am the queen.”

For complete UFC Calgary results and coverage click here.

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UFC on FOX 30 Primer: Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Tecia Torres and the Brief Window to Glory

Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk was on top of the world, or at least the top of the UFC’s strawweight division, for a long time. But back-to-back losses to Rose Namajunas have left us where Jedrzejczyk’s new place in the food chain lies. Well, Saturday’s UFC on FOX 30 will give us an answer to that, with the former champ taking on TUF vet Tecia Torres.

Torres has done well for herself in the Octagon, losing to Namajunas and Jessica Andrade but beating everyone else, including the highly-touted Michelle Waterson. She’s never quite managed to do anything that earned her a title shot, but with Jedrzejczyk, there’s a brief window of glory opening up. Because what happens when you beat the ex-champ in clear and convincing fashion? Usually, it means you get a shot at the current champ.

That window doesn’t really exist for Jedrzejczyk. Even if she does some sort of Matrix-Neo stuff and kicks Torres through the fence and into the crowd, it’s unlikely that that would warrant a third fight with Namajunas. At best, it just cements her spot as second best in a division where there could literally be about three second-best fighters.

Anyway, both fighters are pretty big deals at this stage, so here’s a Road to the Octagon vid in their honor.

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