Joanna Jędrzejczyk Earns Strawweight Title Shot with UFC on Fox 13 Win

December 14, 2014
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship crowned their first women’s strawweight champion on Friday in Las Vegas at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale. Carla Esparza made history when she submitted Rose Namajunas by rear-naked choke and became the inaugural women’s 115-pound titleholder. Less than 24 hours later, she has her next opponent.

Undefeated Joanna Jędrzejczyk earned a title fight on Saturday with her split decision win over Claudia Gadelha, according to UFC president Dana White.

“She absolutely is (next in line),” said White during the UFC on Fox 13 Post Show. “I’m a huge fan of hers. I love her striking. I love the way she fights.”

The Polish striker showed incredible takedown defense in her fight with Gadelha. She officially made her promotional debut in July, soundly defeating Juliana Lima. Her third fight inside the famed octagon will be for the belt.

Following her win, Jędrzejczyk took a seat next to White and watched the remainder of the event.

“We hung out and watched the show tonight. Yeah, she’s probably going to get the next shot,” he said during the event’s post-fight press conference.

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  • Seth

    Go get that belt, girl! Make us proud! First polish UFC champion will be crowned soon! 😀

  • shakejunt

    she deserves it for sure! technical striking, good tdd, and decent ground defense. plus she’s easy on the eyes. lost respect for claudia after that late shot.

  • DamianCross

    If she wins, they’re gonna hand her the belt and she’s gonna look at it and be like “Thank you for allowing me the honor to look upon the belt. You can give it back now, for I am but lowly unworthy scum.”

    • Matte

      The weirdest post I’ve read in a really long time.

      • DamianCross

        You think that’s weird you should hear her last post-fight interview

    • shakejunt

      it’s like the opposite of “gilbert melendez nate diaz #1”

  • dandogood

    Thought the girl from brazil won easily?