Joanna Jedrzejczyk on defending the UFC Straw-weight title

On the same night that Ronda Rousey defended and lost her UFC bantam-weight title to Holly Holm, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defended her own straw-weight title against Valerie Letourneau. Here's how that one went.

Stats on Joanna Jedrzejczyk:

  • Current strawweight champion (115 lbs.)
  • Hails from Poland; First European UFC champion
  • Sponsored by Reebok

Both strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey were issued six-month medical suspensions by the UFC after their fights at UFC 193, due to the extent of their injuries.

The medical suspensions usually are handled by state athletic commissions regulating the fights and not made public. However, for last weekend's fight card in Australia, the UFC regulated itself in the absence of a commission and released a full list of medical suspensions to MixedMartialArts.com.

The suspension descriptions indicate concern for a head injury with Rousey and a broken right hand with Jedrzejczyk. The strawweight champion won a decision over Valerie Letourneau but felt she probably broke her hand as she had earlier in the year.

The medical suspension issued by the UFC mandates Jedrzejczyk not fight again within 45 days, and have no contact or real training for 30. She is suspended for 180 days unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor after having an X-ray examination that reveals no damage.

(Source: FOX Sports)

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