Joanna Jedrzejczyk maintained her ideal record at UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas, putting on a master class against No. 3 ranked strawweight Jessica Andrade.
Jedrzejczyk opened up the action with a low kick and continued to pepper her with shots until Andrade finally responded with a violent combination that caught the champion flush.
The Brazilian powerhouse rocked Jedrzejczyk in the early going, creating a massive hematoma above the champion's right eye.
Andrade was successful on a couple of takedown attempts in the opening frame, but was unable to do much follow-up damage, as Jedrzejczyk was adept out getting out of trouble and landing shots as she returned to her feet. Andrade tried to swarm her with power punches on a few occasions, but missed with a lot of them, save for a shot that left a large welt across Jedrzejczyk's forehead. In the scramble to get back to her feet, Jedrzejczyk connected with a nice short elbow as the round came to a close.
"It's all about the person who is trying to step on my toe, I'm not a bully person", Jedrzejczyk said.
According to Fightmetric, Jedrzejczyk landed 215 total strikes compared to 74 for Andrade. She's very strong. They'll only help me grow even more.More news: B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority
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If you still haven't figured out how to say Joanna Jedrzejczyk's name, it might be time to figure it out. "She drops from 135 and she has some wonderful fights at 115", Jedrzejczyk said. "I'll give my best to become the champ".
Throughout her UFC career, Jedrzejczyk has always been regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, but the way she was able to pick apart a notable power puncher like Andrade was one of her most impressive outings to date.
The closest she came to a finish was probably in the fourth round, with a left head kick that appeared to rattle Andrade momentarily.
Two people who have benefited from the help provided by Andrade is her mother and sister.
One could've mistaken the later rounds for a training session as it seemed that Jedrzejczyk was operating a leisurely pace.