Joanna Jedrzejczyk wiki – Joanna Jedrzejczyk Biography
Joanna Jedrzejczyk wiki: Joanna Jędrzejczyk born August 18, 1987, is a Polish mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the women’s flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and the third European (and only Polish) champion in UFC history after Bas Rutten in 1999 and Andrei Arlovski in 2005. Prior to her defeat to Rose Namajunas, Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. As of July 26, 2018, Joanna Jedrzejczyk is #1 in the official UFC strawweight rankings.
Due to her surname being difficult to pronounce for English speakers, fans and the media have given her unofficial nicknames, such as “Joanna Champion”, “Joanna Violence” or simply “Joanna”.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Muay Thai and kickboxing
Joanna Jedrzejczyk discovered Muay Thai when Joanna Jedrzejczyk was 16, while taking up fitness, which eventually led her to compete in national and European tournaments. Joanna Jedrzejczyk competed in Muay Thai and kickboxing for 10 years, winning over 60 matches. Her amateur Muay Thai accomplishments include six IFMA world medals (five gold, one silver) and four IFMA European championships with a record of 37 wins and 3 losses. During her professional career, Joanna Jedrzejczyk won five world titles including the WKN World Championship, J Girls Championship, WBKF Championship, WKF European Championship, and the WMC Championship. Her professional record is 27-3.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Mixed martial arts
Joanna Jedrzejczyk made her professional debut in mixed martial arts (MMA) on May 19, 2012, at SFT – MMA Fight Night Diva SPA against Sylwia Juskiewicz, winning via unanimous decision. On December 8, 2012, at MFC 5, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Lily Kazak by submission via rear-naked choke. On June 20, 2013, at Battle of Moscow 12, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated the then #1 Russian WMMA flyweight fighter Julia Berezikova via unanimous decision.
By July 2013, Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the #7 women’s flyweight fighter in the world by Fight Matrix.
On June 7, 2014, at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 69 Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Rosi Sexton via knockout in the second round.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Ultimate Fighting Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk officially signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in July 2014. Joanna Jedrzejczyk made her promotional debut, now fighting as a strawweight, on July 26, 2014, at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown against Juliana Lima. Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the fight via unanimous decision.
Joanna Jedrzejczyknext faced undefeated strawweight top contender Cláudia Gadelha on December 13, 2014, at UFC on Fox 13. Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the fight via split decision. The judges’ decision was met with much controversy as the majority of the MMA media scored the bout in favor of Gadelha.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Fighting style and coaches
A decorated kickboxer, Joanna Jedrzejczyk is known for precise and calculated striking. Joanna Jedrzejczyk employs a sprawl-and-brawl strategy in MMA fighting. While standing with opponents, Joanna Jedrzejczyk constantly varies between high punches and body shots, also utilizing knees, elbows, and high front kicks. Joanna Jedrzejczyk also uses a flurry of strikes just to confuse the opponent before landing a solid strike, much akin to Chuck Liddell. SportsJoe.ie MMA journalist Darragh Murphy summed up her fighting style: “Her technique has the right combination of sublimity and relentlessness, expressing one’s typically violent art through beauty, the perfect storm.”
While Joanna Jedrzejczykis soft-spoken and has a quirky and endearing personality with fans, Joanna Jedrzejczyk often employs the use of trash-talking and bullying against her opponents before fights, and her fights have been known to be violent and bloody. UFC president Dana White has praised her stating “Joanna Jedrzejczyk is so badass. pound-for-pound Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the best female fighter on Earth… Her killer instinct is ridiculous.” MMA media have called Joanna Jedrzejczyk “must-see TV.”
Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been praised for her elite level sprawl-and-brawl strategy implementation. Fightland striking analyst Jack Slack has written that “Joanna Jedrzejczyk‘s being likened to Chuck Liddell, and that is a pretty solid way to describe her…while Joanna Jedrzejczyk has an undoubtedly better technical striking game than Liddell”. BloodyElbow.com striking analyst Connor Ruebusch has written “Distance, angles, and damage. These are the key ingredients of successful takedown defense, and the elements that make Joanna Jedrzejczyk and José Aldo such masterful strikers.” The Washington Post striking analyst Patrick Wyman has written: “Sound fundamentals fuel the best fighters in the world, and nobody has better mastered the bread and butter of footwork and distance management than Aldo and Joanna Jedrzejczyk“. Foxsports.com striking analyst Jason Parillo has stated “Joanna’s MMA boxing is remarkable. It’s second to none”.
Starting with her UFC 205 training camp, Joanna Jedrzejczyk began training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk was born in Olsztyn, Poland. Joanna Jedrzejczyk has a twin sister, Katarzyna, and one older sister, Ewa. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a Catholic and prays with a Rosary before entering the ring or Octagon.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk wiki
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