An exciting card featuring two women’s matches is scheduled to happen this weekend in Singapore and when Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces off Zhang Weili in their rematch, all hell might break loose
“A fight is a fight. It’s the cherry on the top of the birthday cake.”, says Joanna.
An exciting fighter to watch, Jedrzejczyk returns to the octagon for the first time in two years. She took the time off to recharge and take care of her personal affairs in Polland, where she was born.
“I’m ready for anything and everything,” Jedrzejczyk said during the UFC press conference. “I’m in the best shape ever, and I know Weili Zhang is, as well.”
The last time Jedrzejczyk stepped into the octagon was UFC 248 in March 2020, when she lost by split decision against Weili in what is considered one of the most significant matches in women’s MMA, awarded the coveted title of Fight of the Year. The fight was bloody and violent.
“I think that she’s not the same after our first fight,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Of course I lost, but she’s not the same. But she’s still one of the most dangerous in the division. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.”
UFC President, Dana White confirmed the winner of this rematch will challenge newly crowned 115-pound champion Carla Esparza for the strawweight title. This offers a great opportunity for Joanna to potentially repeat history, she previously took the belt from Esparza at UFC 185 in March 2015, if she wins her match this weekend, she will have a chance to wear the crown.
“It’s going to be a medical procedure. I’m going to be the best surgeon and I will pick the right tools and use them at the right time. Sharp.”, Jedrzejczyk emphasized.
Watch the interview:
UFC 275 takes place Saturday (Sunday locally) at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view followed by prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
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