Juliana Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Technical difficulties prevented play-by-play for this fight. The opening round was competitive, but Jedrzejczyk landed the better strikes during the exchanges. Jedrzejczyk opened up with her striking in the second round. Lima slowed as the fight wore on. She secured a takedown in the third frame and landed in side control. She lost the position and Jedrzejczyk worked her way back to her feet.
The judges scored the fight for Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27.
“I’m not happy with my performance at all. I’m upset the judges didn’t give me credit for the takedowns in the first and third rounds but next time I’ll come back and do much better.”
“Before, I was only fighting at 125lbs. and never had any desire to move down to 115lbs. When the UFC called to offer me this opportunity, I knew I had to do it however. The weight cut was much easier than I thought it would be and I have really good people around me that helped. I didn’t care that Lima didn’t make weight, I would fight her no matter what. She wasn’t nice at weigh-ins to me and whats funny is tonight she gets hit pretty hard in return.”