Joanna Jedrzejczyk Announces Retirement After Brutal Spinning Backfist KO Loss To Weili Zhang – UFC 275 Results (Highlights)

'Magnum' came out victorious in her rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 275

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Weili Zhang, UFC 275
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk returned to action after a two-year hiatus at UFC 275.

In a highly anticipated rematch with Weili Zhang, the pair ran back their classic from March 2020, widely considered to be the greatest women’s MMA fight ever.

Zhang knocked out Jedrzejczyk to become the likely top contender. The win puts Weili in a prime position to face Carla Esparza (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), the newly minted 115-pound titleholder.

Jedrzejczyk announced her retirement after the loss in her post-fight octagon interview.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Weili Zhang at UFC 275

Round 1

Jedrzejczyk opens strong, both showing a lotto movement as they measure each other. Jedrzejczyk misses a low kick. Zhang lands a low kick. A leg kick by Jedrzejczyk and counter right hand from Zhang.

Jedrzejczyk rushes in with a combination and clashes with Zhang. Jedrzejczyk kicked Zhang who fell to the floor. Both ladies are going at it full force in the middle. Zhang lands a right. Jedrzejczyk is on the floor. Zhang has her against the cage. Jedrzejczyk survives but Zhang takes the back. Zhang with the knee strikes. Zhang has Jedrzejczyk’s back and could be in full mount. Zhang is going for the transition but Jedrzejczyk has her leg locked in between hers. Jedrzejczyk manages to get up and Zhang has them back to the floor. Zhang throws a huge right to Jedrzejczyk who’s on the ground. jedrzejczyk has been mounted by Zhang. Zhang with brutal elbow strikes. Zhang has landed multiple elbows in a row to Jedrzejczyk’s head. Ground and pound continues from Zhang. Jedrzejczyk is back on her feet. Zhang blitzes in and jedrzejczyk connects with a right. Jedrzejczyk lands a cross. jedrzejczyk lands a huge overhand right.

Round 2

Jedrzejczyk opens the round with leg kicks and Zhang counters with one. Both ladies continue trading leg kicks. Straight front kick to Jedrzejczyk’s body. Zhang with another body kick. In the clinch now with Jedrzejczyk against the cage. Zhang misses a takedown attempt and both return to the middle of the ring. Jedrzejczyk with low kicks. Zhang connects with a spinning backfist that drops Jedrzejczyk.

Official Result: Weili Zhang defeats Joanna Jedrzejczyk via KO (R2, 2:28).

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Published on June 11, 2022 at 11:25 pm
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