Tag Archives: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Roufus to help train Weili Zhang for title defense against Joanna

Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images

Renowned MMA trainer Duke Roufus will be helping Weili Zhang train for her maiden title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Last August, strawweight contender Weili …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Duke Roufus to help train Zhang Weili for UFC strawweight title defense vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Duke Roufus will be joining forces with one of the UFC’s newest champions.
The head coach of Roufusport MMA in Milwaukee, Wis., Roufus announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he’ll be …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Report: Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk targeted for UFC 248

Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images

A UFC women’s strawweight title fight between Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is coming to UFC 248. Over half a year after winning the …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Mike Winkeljohn hopes atomweight division happens for Michelle Waterson; also want Namajunas rematch

Michelle Waterson had a chance to earn a strawweight title shot with a win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the main event of UFC Tampa. Yet she lost by decision which …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Cynthia Calvillo says Joanna Jedrzejczyk a dream fight: 'She's always been the most dominant'

Cynthia Calvillo is aiming right at the top of the division.
With only one career blemish, top-ranked strawweight Calvillo (8-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) currently is riding a two-fight winning streak as …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the works for UFC 248 on March 7

Strawweight champion Weili Zhang will put her title up for grabs against Joanna Jedrzecjzyk at UFC 248 on March 7, 2020. The highly anticipated showdown was first reported by MMAFighting …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Sources: Zhang agrees to bout with Jedrzejczyk

Zhang Weili (20-1) has agreed to face former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3) at UFC 248 on March 7, sources told ESPN. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Champ Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk agree to UFC 248 title fight

Zhang Weili’s first UFC strawweight title defense will come against the division’s most successful champion.
Former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to regain the crown when she challenges Weili for the …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on December 2, 2019, 10:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Targeted for UFC 248 on March 7

Weili Zhang is expected to make her first strawweight title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 on March 7. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk targeted for UFC 248

The UFC women’s strawweight title will be on the line when champion Weili Zhang takes on challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248.
The card is set to take place on March …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Zhang Draws Jedrzejcyzk For UFC 248 In March

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, has verbally agreed to face former division titleholder, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, at …read more

Source:: MMAMania

ATT Owner Expects Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk In Early 2020

American Top Team head honcho Dan Lambert believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk will receive a strawweight title shot against Weili Zhang in early 2020. Jedrzejczyk trains at ATT and is looking to …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC champ Zhang Weili believes Rose Namajunas is toughest test at strawweight

UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili likely will make her first title defense vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
And while Weili believes Jedrzejczyk is a formidable opponent, she doesn’t believe she’s the best in …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to be the female BMF

UFC women’s strawweight contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she wants to be the female BMF in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Jedrzejczyk is coming off of a huge win over Michelle …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Posted on November 22, 2019, 8:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Zhang Weili Labels Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘Angry & Emotional’ Ahead of Rumored Title Fight

Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight champion Zhang Weili is rumored to be making her first title defense against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk sometime next year and the pair have already …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: ‘I want to be the female BMF’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

“Jorge just won the belt – the baddest motherf*cker belt. I want to be the female BMF.” Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants the world to …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on November 22, 2019, 4:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Weili Zhang on “Emotional” Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “I Will Calm Her Down”

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk appears to be growing ever more likely as the days pass by, with Zhang now rolling out predictions that run heavily in her favor for …read more

Source:: MMANews

Weili Zhang confident she’ll finish Joanna Jedrzejczyk early

UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang is confident that she’ll be able to get Joanna Jedrzejczyk out of there early if they wind up fighting for the title in 2020.

Zhang is …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Morning Report: Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to be ‘female BMF’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk with the strawweight title | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com

She used to want to be called “Joanna Champion’ but now there’s a new title Joanna Jedrzejczyk is looking for: …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Jedrzejczyk Anoints Herself Female BMF

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, operates on a level that most mixed martial arts (MMA) …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on November 21, 2019, 9:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
UFC champ Zhang Weili envisions finishing 'angry and emotional' Joanna Jedrzejczyk early

It appears UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili will be making her first title defense against former 115-pound queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
At least that’s what UFC president Dana White alluded to when …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Weili Zhang Responds To Joanna Jedrzejczyk Saying She’s Better Than Her

UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang has caught wind of Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s comments. Many believe Zhang’s first title defense will be against Jedrzejczyk, who once ruled the roost at 115 pounds. …read more

Source:: MMANews

Dana White hints at Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk coming soon

UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang may have an opponent for her first title defense when she returns to action in 2020.
This past week, former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk did an …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Dana White excited about ‘very fun fight’ between Weili Zhang, Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang didn’t seem all that interested in a fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk a few months ago, but it appears her opinion …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk? Dana White digs it

They don’t have a date, time, or place yet, but UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili and former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk clearly want to fight each other.
And their promoter has made …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Dana White seemingly confirms Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrezjczyk

UFC president Dana White has seemingly confirmed that UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang will fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk next.
Zhang and Jedrzejczyk have been going hard at each other recently on …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Zhang Will Calm ‘Angry’ Jedrzejczyk

Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, doesn’t understand why former division titleholder, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, is so angry these days. Probably because …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Weili Zhang responds to Joanna Jedrzejczyk: ‘I am ready now’

UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang says she is ready to defend her title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and wants the UFC to book the fight immediately.
Jedrzejczyk recently spoke to the …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Joanna: I Will ‘Beat The Sh-t’ Out Of Zhang In China

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is desperately trying to lock down her next shot at UFC gold and …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on November 16, 2019, 3:16 am By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: I Know I’m Better Than Weili Zhang

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk feels she is an all-around better fighter than current 115-pound ruler Weili Zhang. Zhang captured the strawweight gold back in August. She became the …read more

Source:: MMANews

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will go to extreme lengths to fight Weili Zhang

UFC strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk is willing to do just about anything to get her hands on Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang.

The Chinese champ is coming off the back of her sensational …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Posted on November 15, 2019, 2:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Weili Zhang Hints at UFC Strawweight Title Defense vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Though nothing is official, Weili Zhang may have her first strawweight title defense lined up. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Zhang Weili hints at Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight: 'I still await the battle contract'

Recently crowned UFC strawweight queen Zhang Weili is enjoying the increased exposure of being a UFC champion, but it won’t be long before her attention turns to her first title …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will lose to Weili Zhang, says Jessica Andrade

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade predicts that new champ Weili Zhang will defeat Joanna Jedrzejczyk if they fight.

Andrade lost her belt in stunning fashion to Zhang in the …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Jessica Andrade: I’d Bet On Weili Zhang Beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade feels Weili Zhang would get the better of Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Back in August, Zhang stopped Andrade in under a minute to capture the 115-pound …read more

Source:: MMANews

Ex-UFC champ Jessica Andrade thinks Joanna Jedrzejczyk won’t be able to handle Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight championship to Weili Zhang back in August. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade almost got a title eliminator …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will eventually return to flyweight, but ‘I want to be strawweight champ again’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joanna Jedrzejczyk remains the longest reigning strawweight champion in UFC history, and she’s determined to wear that title again.
Recently, it appeared that …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on November 10, 2019, 5:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Weili Zhang wants Valentina Shevchenko next, if not she’ll go and ‘beat’ Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Weili Zhang has set her eyes on current UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko.
Zhang is looking to become another champ-champ in the UFC after just winning the strawweight belt back in …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC champ Zhang Weili prefers Valentina Shevchenko bout over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili has fixed her visa issues and hopes to fight in the U.S. soon, but says she doesn’t think she should face former champion Joanna …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Zhang says Joanna ‘isn’t the fighter she used to be’, wants Namajunas

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Weili Zhang would rather take a fight against Rose Namajunas then Joanna Jedrzejczyk next. UFC strawweight Weili Zhang has played down a fight with Joanna …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Video: Zhang Weili prefers fight against Valentina Shevchenko or Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

MMA Fighting

BOSTON — Backstage at UFC on ESPN 6, strawweight champion Zhang Weili talks about her recent visa issues, her thoughts on matchups with Valentina Shevchenko, Rose Namajunas, …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Weili Zhang: Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘Needs Me More Than I Need Her’

UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk has struggled to return to relevancy at 115 pounds. It appears Jedrzejczyk is now in prime position to get another shot at …read more

Source:: MMANews

Weili Zhang criticises former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang has ripped into the former queen of the division Joanna Jedrzejczyk ahead of a potential fight between the two.
Zhang (20-1) is coming off the back …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Denied! Zhang Snubs Jedrzejczyk, Targets Namajunas

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Sound familiar? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, insists her win over Michelle Waterson in the …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Weili Zhang not interested in Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 'I don't think she's the fighter she used to be'

A pivotal women’s strawweight fight took place this past Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 19, and a former champion emerged as a No. 1 contender.
Former 115-pound champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk put …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC rankings update: Joanna Jedrzejczyk gains little ground

Former UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk picked up a big win in the main event of UFC Tampa last Saturday night, battering Michelle Waterson to a unanimous decision triumph. Unfortunately …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Swanson Suspended Indefinitely For Broken Hand

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, was expected to draw a lengthy timeout following her injuries at UFC Fight Night 161 …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on October 16, 2019, 6:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, nine others facing potentially lengthy medical suspensions after UFC Tampa

Joanna Jedrzejczyk | Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

A trip to sunny Florida may lead to some cloudy days for several fighters.
Chief among them is Saturday’s main event winner Joanna …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on October 16, 2019, 2:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Morning Report: UFC’s Thomas Gifford responds to claims his corner should’ve stopped the fight: ‘I’ve been almost dead in the second round and I’ve come back in the third’

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

This past weekend, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk cemented herself as the No. 1 contender for the strawweight title with a dominant performance at …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Jedrzejczyk Foot Not Broken, Promises Faster Return

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

I guess former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, is a graduate of the Anthony Pettis School of Anatomy, where everything gets …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on October 15, 2019, 3:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Michelle Waterson reveals what Holly Holm said after UFC Tampa loss

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson has revealed the advice she was given by friend and teammate Holly Holm in the wake of her UFC Tampa loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Waterson was beaten …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Michelle Waterson issues statement following loss at UFC Tampa

UFC women’s strawweight contender Michelle Waterson has issued a statement following her unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC Tampa.
Waterson released a social media post on Monday expressing her …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Waterson after UFC Tampa loss: ‘I’m sad and that’s OK’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

‘The Karate Hottie’ said after her loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk that “moving forward is the only direction we go.” Michelle Waterson …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on October 15, 2019, 12:46 am By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants Kamaru Usman to beat Colby Covington’s ass (video)

(Video courtesy of ESPN MMA | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions)
Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk typically isn’t one to talk out against a teammate, but she …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Didn’t Suffer Broken Foot in UFC Tampa Win Over Michelle Waterson

Although the visual evidence appeared to the contrary, Joanna Jedrzejczyk did not suffer a broken foot in her victory over Michelle Waterson on Saturday. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

On To Another Title Shot!

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

After five rounds of action at UFC Fight Night 161 inside Amalie Arena, Joanna Jedrzejczyk was awarded a unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson last …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Joanna Jedrzejczyk reveals she didn’t suffer broken foot in Michelle Waterson fight, targeting title shot next

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a really good weekend with a dominant performance over Michelle Waterson on Saturday night and then received some …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Jedrzejczyk wants Zhang title fight in stadium show in Poland

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

After defeating Michelle Waterson at UFC Tampa, Joanna Jedrzejczyk is calling out Weili Zhang for a fight in her home country. Joanna Jedrzejczyk bounced back …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Joanna Jedrzejczyk after UFC on ESPN+ 19 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Michelle Waterson after UFC on ESPN+ 19 loss?)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk picked up her first strawweight win in 15 months on Saturday, when she …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Michelle Waterson after UFC on ESPN+ 19 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Joanna Jedrzejczyk after UFC on ESPN+ 19 win?)
Michelle Waterson’s championship aspirations took a major hit on Saturday when she lost to Joanna …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Playing Matchmaker for UFC Tampa: Joanna Jedrzejczyk deserves a title shot

What’s next for the winners of Saturday night’s UFC Tampa card? We take a look in the latest edition of Playing Matchmaker.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Weili Zhang
The main event saw Joanna …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Current Legacy is Already ‘Big,’ But Reclaiming Belt is ‘My Mission’

After losing her last bout and three of her last four overall, it might have appeared as though Joanna Jedrzejczyk was nearing the end of the road in her MMA …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on October 13, 2019, 7:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Photo: Joanna’s Mangled Foot After UFC Tampa Win 

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is sharing pics of her potentially broken foot following her five round win over Michelle Waterson and it’s pretty gnarly. Joanna Jedrzejczyk sure …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Current Legacy is Already ‘Big,’ But Reclaiming 115-Belt is ‘My Mission’

After losing her last bout and three of her last four overall, it might have appeared as though Joanna Jedrzejczyk was nearing the end of the road in her MMA …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on October 13, 2019, 7:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
UFC on ESPN+ 19: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson recap video


(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
See the highlights and recap from UFC on ESPN+ 19: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson. Jedrzejczyk bounced back from a loss in her bid to capture …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

UFC on ESPN+ 19 post-event facts: What do Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Max Holloway have in common?

The UFC made its return to Florida on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 19, which took place at Amalie Arena in Tampa with a 14-fight card that featured six stoppage …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC on Tampa: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Octagon interview – ‘Who’s the real queen?!’

(Courtesy of UFC)
Make no doubt about it, former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes she is destined to recapture the thrown.
Rose Namajunas took the belt from Jedrzejczyk in 2017, but …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Michelle Waterson breaks down into tears following loss at UFC Tampa

UFC women’s strawweight contender Michelle Waterson broke down in tears following her unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the main event of UFC Tampa.
Speaking to reporters backstage after the …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Michelle Waterson fights back the tears following heartbreaking loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk

TAMPA, Fla. — Following a heartbreaking loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Saturday night, Michelle Waterson had to fight back the tears while recounting what went wrong with her strategy, her …read more

Source:: MMAFighting