Joanna Jedrzejczyk Scouting Report

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Scouting Report

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Scouting Report


DALLAS, TX – MAY 13: Joanna Jedrzejczyk celebrates her win in the Women’s Strawweight Title bout against Jessica Andrade during UFC 211 at American Airlines Center on May 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Scouting Report


5’6″ 115 lbs (Women’s Strawweight)
66″ reach, Orthodox
Aug 18, 1987


16-4 (UFC: 10-4)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


multiple Muay Thai & kickboxing championships

Championships Held

UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion: 2015-2017 (five successful title defenses)



– world class striker
– tall & long for a strawweight
– has beaten many of the top fighters in the weight class already
– KO power in her hands
– extremely quick with her strikes
– young & in her prime
– very aggressive & confident
– can get into opponent’s head with her attitude
– very active striker – lands lots of strikes
– outstrikes her opponents about 3:1
– very good with the jab
– has wicked elbows, kicks & knees
– great at stuffing takedowns
– good striking defense
– great gas tank
– part of one of the best fight teams in the world – American Top Team
– has only lost to three people in her career



– very inaccurate striker
– strictly a striker at this point – does she have any wrestling or BJJ skills?
– can be (T)KOd
– can go overboard on trash talk & cause her to be distracted
– Rose Namajunas seems to have her number
– doesn’t finish many fights recently – becoming more of a point fighter
– struggles with the weight cut to 115 pounds
– took a horrific beating her last fight



Joanna Champion rose like a supernova in the nascent women’s strawweight division.  Now that she’s been usurped, can she rise again?



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