Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz added to Nov. 12 UFC show

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her UFC Strawweight Championship against Karolina Kowalkiewicz on UFC 205 Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, This is one of three title fights on this show and also it is the first UFC show in New York state. It's a big deal. The big news about Joanna is she has moved from her home in Poland to train at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL. This was announced on Instagram. That means that both UFC women champs train at ATT. Moving to the US is something Joanna has wanted to do for a while. She's an outstanding fighter already but I'm sure ATT head trainer Mike Brown can teach her some new tricks. And there are greater sponsorship opportunities in the US. Her opponent is fellow Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Two Poles facing each other for a UFC title is another first. Karolina is 10-0. She's a striker like Joanna except she doesn't have Joanna's power. She's a points fighter which I don't like and she's never fought five rounds before. In her last win over Rose Namajunas, I thought Rose beat herself with terrible strategy. She wasn't aggressive enough. Karolina won by split decision. Joanna should be the favourite and she likes to finish. And that's what I expect.

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