So, how bout that fight?
On Friday evening, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and bitter-rival, Claudia Gadelha, put on an absolutely epic performance in what will no doubt be remembered as one of the definite highlights of an incredibly jam-packed UFC International Fight Week, which culminates with the landmark UFC 200 pay-per-view this evening.
Jedrzejczyk and Gadelha, who fought previously in what was a very close, hard fought battle, took their rivalry to the next level as coaches of the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, as the two actually got into a wild brawl while filming the show, one that has been described as a pretty vicious battle.
On Friday night, they gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “vicious battle.”
After five rounds of an absolute war, it was Joanna Jedrzejczyk who managed to again edge out Gadelha on the official scorecards, retaining her UFC Women’s Strawweight Title with scores of 48-46, 48-45 and 48-46.
Below are complete quick-match results of the TUF 23 Finale event from July 8, 2016:
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-45)
Andrew Sanchez def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Tatiana Suarez def. Amanda Cooper via submission (D’arce choke) (Round 1, 3:43)
Will Brooks def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Doo Ho Choi def. Thiago Tavares via technical knockout (Round 1, 2:42)
Joaquim Silva def. Andrew Holbrook via technical knockout (Round 1, 0:34)
Gray Maynard def. Fernando Bruno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matheus Nicolau def. John Moraga via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josh Stansbury def. Cory Hendricks via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Cezar Ferreira def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Lee def. Jake Matthews via technical knockout (Round 1, 4:06)
Li Jingliang def. Anton Zafir via knockout (Round 1, 2:46)