Former UFC women’s strawweight champion of the world, and the longest-reigning in history, the great Joanna Jedrzejczyk is flying back from her country Poland to America to train back at her training gym American Top Team for her return to fighting inside the UFC Octagon. Jedrzejczyk last fought 2 years ago in March 2020 at UFC 248 when she lost a unanimous decision to then UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili via unanimous decision in arguable the greatest fight in women’s MMA history.
In her prime, Jedrzejczyk held the strawweight title for a period of 2 years and reign of 5 title defences. Jedrzejczyk was one of the best strikers ever witnessed in MMA history. After dominating the strawweight division for 2 years, she finally lost the title to the current champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 in 2017.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk certain she has fulfilled all her business obligations to come back to train in ATT, Florida
In her overall MMA career,Joanna Jedrzejczyk 16-4 and has notable wins over Claudia Gadelha (twice), Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Jessica Penne, Jessica Andrade, Valerie Letourneau and many more. Jedrzejczyk took to her Instagram to talk about her return to the UFC after a two-year layoff.
She posted a picture with her manager Pawel Gniwecki and wrote it in the captions “Officially welcome to the team @pawelgniwecki. We’ve started this new year really well. We hit two big projects (new contacts, commercial campaigns with new partners). #teamjoanna keeps on building the legacy. There is much more to come. Can’t wait to share the results soon. Happy to close all my business and sponsorship obligations, and fly back to @americantopteam in Florida on Saturday. Are you team Joanna?“
Where do you put Joanna Jedrzejczyk amongst the all-time greats of women mixed martial artists? Do you think she can reclaim the strawweight title back? It would be very interesting to see the UFC planning out Jedrzejczyk’s return, who do you think can potentially challenge her the best in her comeback?