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Joanna Jedrzejczyk prepared for title fight: Carla Esparza will feel the power in my fists

Upcoming strawweight title challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk is confident that she will be crowned champion at UFC 185.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Undefeated strawweight competitor Joanna Jedrzejczyk is coming off a split decision victory over Claudia Gaselha, who was heavily favoured to beat her on the UFC on FOX fight card. However, Joanna believes that her Brazilian foe underestimated her abilities and paid the price dearly. Now, she plans to offer strawweight champion Carla Esparza a similar lesson when they cross paths at UFC 185 next week.

"Before the fight with [Claudia] Gadelha, I told her that I am No. 1 and I did it in the fight," Jedrzejczyk told "I showed her that I am the best. Now, I'm going to do the same thing with Carla."

Unlike the majority of the competitors in the division, Jedrzejczyk has been gifted with remarkable strength and power in her punches, and is about as dangerous a striker as one can be at 115-pounds. Esparza will soon discover that her Polish adversary is unlike any previous opponents.

"I have lots of power in my hands," she said. "You're gonna see. And she's gonna feel it."

Apart from her coming obstacle inside the octagon, Jedrzejczyk is also adjusting to having arguably the most difficult name to spell and pronounce on the entire UFC roster. UFC officials butcher her surname regularly, but she appears to have a solution for that which begins at UFC 185.

"Soon, they're gonna call me Joanna Champion,"

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