“Karolina Kowalkiewicz doesn’t deserve a title rematch”
USA - UFC strawweight champ, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, has once again successfully defended her title in dominating fashion, as she defeated fellow Polak Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 this past weekend (Saturday, November 12, 2016) in their clash at Madison Square Garden.
While Kowalkiewicz did have Jedrzejczyk in trouble in the fourth round, The Champion still does not believe that it is enough to grant Kowalkiewicz a rematch for the gold, as she believes she dominated the majority of the contest. Here what she said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour (courtesy of MMA Fighting):
“No, come on. She lost the fight. It was like 10-8 every round. Maybe the fourth round she was dangerous for like 10 seconds. In Woodley and Thompson, Thompson deserved the rematch, you know, the fight was so close. But come on, she can’t talk about the rematch. I heard she was running to Dana [White] right after the fight and asking for the rematch, but come on, come on.” Jedrzejczyk has now extended her winning streak to thirteen, as she is currently undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, coming off of her fourth consecutive successful title defence, since winning the title from inaugural champ Carla Esparza at UFC 185 in March of last year.
With Jedrzejczyk now having arguably taken out most of her competition at 115 pounds, it should be interesting to see who will challenge the Polish knockout artist for the women’s title next. The Pole’s fierce striking ability has been the downfall of many of her opponents, as she currently holds four knockout victories in her MMA career, with the rest of her wins coming via lopsided unanimous decision wins. Whoever the UFC decides to pair the surging strawweight champion with next, is in for quite the battle. (sportskeeda)
JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK (LEFT) AND POLAK KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ. (PHOTO: MMAfiGHTING)