Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “I’m the best in the world and in four weeks I’m going to get what belongs to me”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is currently preparing to challenge Rose Namajunas for the strawweight title at the UFC 223 event on April 7.

Jedrzejczyk believes Namajunas’ victory was a fluke.

Jedrzejczyk (14-1) lost the belt to Namajunas at November’s UFC 217, finding herself victim of a brutal first-round knockout. The 30-year-old was one of the organization’s most dominant champions of all time prior to the loss, having won the belt from Carla Esparza in 2015 and then going on to defend it against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia GadelhaKarolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Andrade.

The former champion is very confident she will be back on top in April and decided to issue an update for her fans earlier today via Instagram.

“I’ve never given up. I’m still here, keeping both feet on the ground. I know who I am. I’m the best in the world and in 4 weeks I’m going to get what belongs to me!”

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UFC 223 takes place on Saturday April 7 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The main card featuring Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk 2 will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.



  1. Rose destroyed Joanna’s mystique of invincibility. Joanna not only needs to beat Rose as decisively as Rose beat her, but then do it again and then run up 6 or 7 more victories against worthy opponents. And then maybe beat Valentina for the flyweight belt. Only then might she once again be considered the female GOAT and even that depends on what Cyborg does in the meantime.

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