Joanna Jędrzejczyk is still your UFC Strawweight Champion, and in dominant fashion.
The Polish star cruised to a one-sided unanimous decision victory over top challenger Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 in Dallas. Jędrzejczyk staved off an impressive early takedown from Andrade and controlled the bout for the remaining four and a half rounds. You can see an excerpt from Fightful's live coverage below.
Round Five: The round begins with Andrade throwing wildly while charging at Jedrzejczyk, Jedrzejczyk nails Andrade with a jump kick to the midsection. Jedrzejczyk cracks Andrade with a series of jabs as well, Andrade continues charging at Jedrzejczyk while throwing lefts. Jedrzejczyk catches a swinging Andrade with a counter strike combination, Andrade grabs Jedrzejczyk and she holds her against the cage wall. Jedrzejczyk separates from Andrade after landing an elbow strike, Andrade catches Jedrzejczyk with a series of rights. Jedrzejczyk nails a swinging Andrade with a counter right hook, Jedrzejczyk nails an incoming Andrade with a right followed by an elbow strike. Jedrzejczyk catches a forthcoming Andrade with a multiple punch combination, Jedrzejczyk nails Andrade with a few more rights. Jedrzejczyk holds Andrade against the cage wall as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jedrzejczyk (Final Score: 50-45 for Jedrzejczyk)
Official Result: Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. #3 Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45) to retain the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title
Joanna joins Jon Jones, "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, Tito Ortiz, Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes, GSP, Jose Aldo, and Rousey in defending a UFC title 5 times in a row. Jędrzejczyk has also expressed her interest in competing for a 125 pound championship in the future.