Joanna Jedrzejczyk Betting

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the best UFC women’s strawweight fighters and was considered, up until recently, as the best fighter in the division. She was long undefeated in her professional career and Rose Namajunas was the first fighter to defeat her after 5 very successful years in the Octagon.

Joanna, as she is called by many due to the difficulty in pronouncing her surname, throws her punches straight, fights with sharp kicks, and invests a lot of energy in her footwork. Her professional MMA record currently stands at 16 wins and 3 losses and she had a perfect record of 14-0 until May 2018.

Amateur Career

Joanna Jedrzejczyk started her foray into the world of martial arts when at age 16 she discovered Muay Thai. Her talent was obvious and she quickly established herself as one of Poland’s top Muay Thai and kickboxing prospects.

During this period she won more than 60 matches and also managed to win six IFMA and four IFMA European championships during her amateur Muay Thai career.

Jedrzejczyk amateur MMA career included only two fights which took place in the Polish amateur MMA League. She won both of her matches, one of which was against current fellow UFC strawweight rival, Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Professional Career

Jedrzejczyk’s talent was there for all to see and as a result she quickly replaced the amateur scene with professional MMA matches. Joanna Jedrzejczyk MMA debut took place in her native Poland, a country known for having Europe’s best MMA culture and a country which has produced a lot of UFC stars.

Her first professional bout was against Sylwia Juskiewicz at the SFT: MMA Diva Fight Night SPA event on 19 May 2012. Jedrzejczyk won that fight comfortably via unanimous decision signaling that her career will also be a winning one. Interestingly enough, the majority of Joanna’s future fights would also be resolved via a decision.

Jedrzejczyk fought around Poland at various Polish MMA events for the next two years and won all of her first six professional MMA fights. And since Poland is such a hub for young UFC talent it was inevitable that UFC’s people will sooner or later notice the impressive Jedrzejczyk.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC career started when she fought against Juliana Lima during the UFC event headlined by the Lawler vs Brown fight which took place on 26 July 2014. The event took place in San Jose California and it was the first match that Jedrzejczyk fought outside Europe. As with her amateur and professional debuts, the first fight in the UFC was also a winning one for the Polish fighter. In addition, just like those two other debut bouts, this one was also resolved via a unanimous decision.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk continued to impress in the UFC as she did back in Europe and her first really big fight on American soil was when she challenged Carla Esparza for the UFC’s Women Strawweight Championship title.

In that fight Jedrzejczyk won via a Technical Knockout and showcased to everyone just how good she can be. This made her the second UFC female strawweight champion in history and now that she had the title she was adamant not to let it go. She was challenged by no less than five different opponents, but defended her title after each and every challenge.

The first challenger was Jessica Penne and she felt the full fury of Jedrzejczyk in a bloodbath of a fight in which the Polish fighter absolutely destroyed Penne. The second challenger was Valerie
Letourneau and she was defeated too, but this time it was via a decision and after the full course of the fight had been run.

Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Andrade all tried to do what Penne and Letourneau couldn’t, but they too were beaten after five rounds and there unanimous decisions in favour of Jedrzejczyk.

It seemed like Jedrzejczyk would remain the perennial UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. She was jealously holding onto the title for more than two years and there wasn’t a strong enough opponent on the horizon who could change that.

Lots of people were expecting more of the same when the diminutive Rose Namajunas challenged Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight championship title on 4 November 2017. Namajunas was nowhere near Joanna’s level on paper and she entered the fight as a huge underdog.

However, in the UFC things don’t always go as planned and Jedrzejczyk found that out the hard way. The undefeated champion up until that point was expected to triumph over Namajunas with relative ease and to take her professional MMA tally to 15-0, but Namajunas a.k.a. Thug had other plans.

The challenger won the fight against all odds and on top of that she won it in style. Rose Namajunas won the strawweight championship fight after only 3 minutes in the first round and in doing so dispossessed Joanna of her division title. This was a very big upset in the UFC world and many people even dubbed it as the most surprising result in UFC history.

Unfortunately for Jedrzejczyk, her challenge on Namajunas’ title also failed as she was once again defeated six months later in Brooklyn, New York. Joanna Jedrzejczyk next fight looked to have finally resumed things to normal working order as she triumphed over Tecia Torres, but only four months later Jedrzejczyk lost her flyweight title challenge fight against Valentina Shevchenko once again proving that her invincibility was now a myth.

On Jedrzejczyk return to strawweight, she defeated UFC’s hottest mom Michelle Waterson and in doing so offered a glimmer of hope to her fans that she has finally turned the corner after the Rose Namajunas fiasco threw her off the tracks.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Betting Odds, Markets and Offers

Up until not very long ago betting on Joanna Jedrzejczyk winning her every fight was a given. That was a trend on which lots of betting enthusiasts made huge profit in spite of betting operators offering lower odds for the Polish fighter in each subsequent fight.

However, these days it is much less certain that backing Jedrzejczyk will result in profit as she has failed to stay consistent and has lost 3 of her last 5 matches. Nevertheless, Jedrzejczyk still remains a tough opponent and backing her to win in the fight winner market still seems like the best possible advice which can be given to UFC betting enthusiasts.

Another trend which punters can capitalize on is the method in which Joanna wins her fights. Of her 16 victories so far as many as 11 have been won by decision. Even betting aficionados who are doubtful whether Jedrzejczyk will win the fight can simply bet that the fight will be resolved by decision as other than that Rose Namajunas Technical Knockout, Jedrzejczyk’s two other defeats were resolved by decision as well.