Coach Mike Brown Prefers Joanna Jedrzejczyk Fights At Flyweight

American Top Team coach Mike Brown believes in Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but would rather see her compete at flyweight. Jedrzejczyk was once the strawweight ruler. She had five successful title defenses at 115 pounds. She only lost to Rose Namajunas twice in…

American Top Team coach Mike Brown believes in Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but would rather see her compete at flyweight. Jedrzejczyk was once the strawweight ruler. She had five successful title defenses at 115 pounds. She only lost to Rose Namajunas twice in the division. Jedrzejczyk competed for the vacant women’s flyweight title against Valentina Shevchenko back […]

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Claudia Gadelha Eyeing Trilogy Bout Against Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Claudia Gadelha got back into the win column at UFC 239 as she beat Randa Markos by decision. She lost her last fight against Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231 before beating the Canadian. The win also improved her MMA record to 17-4, and after the win, the Brazilian is already eyeing her next fight – […]

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Claudia Gadelha got back into the win column at UFC 239 as she beat Randa Markos by decision.

She lost her last fight against Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231 before beating the Canadian. The win also improved her MMA record to 17-4, and after the win, the Brazilian is already eyeing her next fight – against longtime rival Joanna Jedrzejczyk:

“I was a little surprised because I wanted to beat Randa tonight and call out Joanna. Cause I feel like it’s 1-1 and we gotta do a third fight,” Gadelha said post-fight. “She told me that, she knows that. I wanted to fight Joanna again, but I was a little surprised when I found out she’s fighting Michelle Waterson now. So let’s wait for them to fight and I’ll wait for that to happen because I really wanna fight Joanna again.”

The two fought back in December 2014 where Gadelha lost by split-decision in a very close fight. And, according to MMADecisions.com, 12 media members scored the fight for the Brazilian while only two scored it for the then-champ.

Gadelha and Jedrzejczyk then fought again in 2016, where the Polish fighter won by unanimous decision. The two have since gone their separate ways. As for why she wants the trilogy fight now, her disdain for the former champion hasn’t gone anywhere:

“We hate each other. Joanna, I respect her as a fighter, as a professional athlete but I don’t respect her as a person. And I spent eight weeks with her on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and it was a nightmare,” she said.

“The way she is, the kind of person she is. And I feel like I beat her the first time. If everybody goes back and watch that fight, I beat Joanna. And that was a nightmare for my life cause I couldn’t accept that loss. So I really feel like we gotta get back in there and do it again.”

For now, Jedrzejczyk has a fight booked against Michelle Waterson, and a trilogy fight seems unlikely.

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Claudia Gadelha Hoping For Third Bout With Joanna Jedrzejczyk Following UFC 239

Claudia Gadelha feels a third fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in order. Gadelha was seen in action last night (July 6). She took on Randa Markos on the preliminary portion of UFC 239 in Las Vegas. After three rounds of action, Gadelha was awarded the …

Claudia Gadelha feels a third fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in order. Gadelha was seen in action last night (July 6). She took on Randa Markos on the preliminary portion of UFC 239 in Las Vegas. After three rounds of action, Gadelha was awarded the unanimous decision victory. Gadelha Wants Third Meeting With Jedrzejczyk Gadelha […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Reportedly Set To Face Michelle Waterson In October

If Michelle Waterson hasn’t earned a title opportunity in Dana White’s eyes yet, she certainly has the opportunity to solidify herself as the next challenger now. ESPN reports that Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Waterson have verbally agreed to fight each other in October. Bout agreements have not yet been signed per the report, but verbal agreements […]

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If Michelle Waterson hasn’t earned a title opportunity in Dana White’s eyes yet, she certainly has the opportunity to solidify herself as the next challenger now.

ESPN reports that Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Waterson have verbally agreed to fight each other in October. Bout agreements have not yet been signed per the report, but verbal agreements are in place for the pair to fight at the UFC Fight Night event on ESPN+ set for October 12. The UFC has not yet announced a venue as of this writing.

Jedrzejczyk once reigned as the undefeated and undisputed champion at 115 pounds before being stopped and defeated by Rose Namajunas in back-to-back fights. She also failed to capture the vacant 125-pound title against Valentina Shevchenko in December. As for Waterson, she’s on a three-fight win streak and comes off a decision victory over Jedrzejczyk’s fellow countrywoman, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, in March.

Currently, 115-pound champion Jessica Andrade is set to defend her title against Weili Zhang on August 31. With top contender Tatiana Suarez nursing injuries, the winner of Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson could very well be the next challenger for the title. In a division with a ton of talent to go around, this is one of the best matchups to be made at this point in time.

What do you think about the matchup between Jedrzejczyk and Waterson?

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson On Tap For Oct. 12

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to return to action and Michelle Waterson will be her dance partner. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Jedrzejczyk and Waterson have agreed to compete on a UFC Fight Night card on ESPN+. While agreements are in place, th…

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to return to action and Michelle Waterson will be her dance partner. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Jedrzejczyk and Waterson have agreed to compete on a UFC Fight Night card on ESPN+. While agreements are in place, the bout hasn’t been signed. A venue has not been revealed for the Oct. […]

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Tecia Torres’ Return Among Seven Fights Scheduled For UFC Uruguay

The UFC’s debut in Uruguay this August just added its first official fights to the lineup. UFC Brazil revealed today that seven bouts were officially announced for the event scheduled for August 10. The card will go down from the Antel Arena in M…

The UFC’s debut in Uruguay this August just added its first official fights to the lineup. UFC Brazil revealed today that seven bouts were officially announced for the event scheduled for August 10. The card will go down from the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay and will air on ESPN+. The most high-profile among them […]

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