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Coming off of the first two losses of her career, you’ll have to forgive Karolina Kowalkiewicz for being a little emotional after she got back on the right side of the tracks at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland.
Kowalkiewicz dropped back-to-back bouts to current strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha prior to entering the Octagon opposite Jodie Esquibel in her home country on Saturday. So she needed a victory in a bad way.
Having won 10 bouts prior to the two-fight skid, Kowalkiewicz added her eleventh victory when she dominated Esquibel in front of her Polish fans. It was a big deal for her, not just to get back on track, but also to do it in front of her home country.