The UFC 237 main event will feature Rose Namajunas defending her strawweight championship against #1 contender Jessica Andrade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and one very interested spectator will be former strawweight champion and common opponent of the main event participants, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Joanna has stated in the past that she planned to attend the event, and now she is letting it be known that she intends to challenge the winner in her next fight and no one else:
“I got some offers to fight, but honestly, I’m gonna stand my ground, because I deserve the title shot,” Jedrzejczyk told Helen Yee Sports. “And no matter what people are going to say, I deserve the title shot. And someone promised me that many, many months ago, and I’m just gonna sit and wait.”
Joanna Jedrzejczyk lost the strawweight championship to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 in November 2017 via 1st round knockout. In the rematch at UFC 223, Jedrzejczyk found herself on the losing end once again, albeit in a more contested manner, losing to Namajunas via unanimous decision. But given the competitiveness of the rematch and the fact that she holds a victory over tonight’s challenger, Jessica Andrade, added with the fact that she was also successful in her last outing against Tecia Torres, Jedrzejczyk feels she has done enough to earn a title shot next:
“The rematch with Rose Namajunas was very close, and I won with Tecia Torres,” Jedrzejczyk argued. “And now, I know I want to go down and face the champion of the winner (between) Rose and Andrade.”
Should Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight the winner of Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade next?