February 25, 2021

Major new details emerge on the return of popular UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz

New details have emerged with regards to the return of popular UFC strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz set for April or May return to the UFC cage.

Kowalkiewicz (12-6-0) announced last month that she is plotting a return to the cage later this year. However, now even more details have emerged on the popular UFC star’s comeback.

According to a new report by Polish publication, In The Cage – Kowalkiewicz is now looking at an April or May return to the cage and wants her training camp to be in the USA under the supervision of Trevor Wittman, a highly-acclaimed coach who notably trains Rose Namajunas. Kowalkiewicz’s long-time head coach and partner, Łukasz Zaborowski, apparently does not want her to fight again but has agreed to this one last fight as it is what she wants.

The former UFC strawweight title challenger last fought at the UFC Fight Night 168 event in February 2020, losing to Yan Xiaonan by way of a unanimous decision. The 35-year-old was notably very upset following the defeat and admitted that for the first time in her career she “cannot say that I’m okay”.

Since signing with the UFC back in 2015, Kowalkiewicz has picked up notable wins over the likes of Rose Namajunas, Felice Herrig and Randa Markos. However, she has slipped in recent years, and is currently on a four-fight losing skid following defeats to Alexa Grasso, Michelle Waterson, Jessica Andrade and the previously mentioned Yan Xiaonan.

WMMA Rankings Strawweight Top Ten

Fight fans, are you excited for Kowalkiewicz’s return to the cage? Who would you like to see her fight? Let us know in the comments section below.


3 thoughts on “Major new details emerge on the return of popular UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz

  1. I’d always said I didn’t wanna see her back unless she was down to make some real changes, so this I kinda like… but May is still too damn soon. She’s not even ranked any more so there’s really no urgency, particularly if it’s literally ONE more walk. Fixing those tendencies of hers will take time. I’d hope she’d spend a good six months with Wittman; I’m under no illusion that such things are far easier said than done, however…

    1. They better give her someone like one of the women from Contender Series or maybe Hannah Cifers or Jinh-Yu Frey. Even Mallory Martin or Kay Hansen would be a little bit risky until her submission defense gets better.

  2. that’s my girl! really happy to hear that she is interested in training in the US. i think Wittman would be a great corner for her.

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