Its been two weeks down to her loss to Rose Namajunas, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk still believes she won UFC 223 rematch with Namajunas.
Namajunas successfully defended the title at UFC 223 defeated Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision earlier this month (April 7, 2018) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. All three judges scored the bout for Namajunas 49-46. In their first meeting, Rose stunned Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 in November with a first-round knockout to score the championship.
However, Joanna recently said that she wasn’t the only one who felt as if the judgment should have been given to her:
Even Rose’s coach said after the verdict that I won that fight,” Jedrzejczyk told PolsatSport.pl, (via Bloody Elbow). She again brought up the disparity in total number of strikes for both of them as “proof” that she should’ve won.
“Numbers don’t lie. Commission in New York is very young. They are still learing how to score fights,” Joanna said. “Dana White was also a little bit disgusted by the scoring.”
However, Jedrzejczyk did outland Namajunas in terms of significant strike, it was 145-105 and felt she should’ve been given the decision simply due to the numbers, but Judges had the other way around and gave a decision to Namajunas.
To earn a trilogy with Namajunas seems difficult, but that’s what Joanna wants, however, the Polish striker could move up to the 125-pound division, which she revealed is a possibility, but that no decision has made yet.
Do you think Joanna should get the trilogy with Namajunas or should move to 125 pounds?