Joanne Calderwood Wants ‘Stand-Up War’ with UFC Champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk

July 22, 2015

After a disappointing loss to Maryna Moroz in her second UFC outing in April, women’s strawweight Joanne Calderwood rebounded from her first career defeat with a unanimous decision win over Cortney Casey at UFC Fight Night 72 on July 18. Back in the win column, Calderwood is eyeing the top of the division.

The Scottish Calderwood eventually wants to face fellow European, 115-pound champion, Joanna Jędrzejczyk. It’s a match-up that interests her, and one that would likely be a fan-friendly striking duel.

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“If that fight happens, I don’t think we’ll be taking it to the ground. All the fans want to see that fight; and obviously, speaking for myself, I want to see that fight because she’s put on a master’s class with other girls. It’s a fight that excites me,” Calderwood said during the UFC Fight Night 72 post-fight press conference.

joanne-calderwood-ufcfn72weigh-750While Calderwood has championship aspirations, she realizes that she needs a win or two to rise from the ninth-ranked position in the weight class to get into title contention.

“I just lost, and I just won,” said the 28-year-old. “Maybe another win or two. It’s up the to the UFC, but I’d be excited for that fight. It would be a stand-up war.”

Calderwood’s fight with Casey received the Fight of the Night honors from the fight card. The first UFC event in Scotland sold out the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

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