UFC 248 featured a pivotal co-main event as strawweight queen Weili Zhang had her first title defense against former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
The fight was interesting as to see whether Zhang can deal with the Muay Thai pedigree of Jedrzejczyk and whether Jedrzejczyk can deal with the power of Zhang. The fight was considered by the fans a set up for the main event. Instead the fight turned out to be hands down one of the best fights in women’s MMA. The duo left everything they had and Zhang was able to edge Jedrzejczyk via a razor thin split decision.
Reflecting back on the fight, Jedrzejczyk had nothing but good words to say about the champ. She lauded her toughness and wasn’t surprised by the performance the champ put up.
“We got into a war. We went five rounds, a real championship war. She didn’t surprise me with anything. Her cardio was good. She’s a very tough b*tch and I mean b*tch in a good way. She’s a very tough opponent. She’s a tough character. She doesn’t give up. We Polish people are the same. We go to the end. She can handle punches. She can get punched and me the same way,” Jedrzejczyk said.
That being said, Jedrzejczyk will like to run it back if the UFC wants to. She claimed she’s open for a rematch.
“Sure why not? If she’s going to be the champ, why not? I want to face the best. I might consider doing this again,” Jedrzejczyk said.