The first of three title fights at UFC 205 featured a strawweight title bout between fellow Polish fighters Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Jedrzejczyk successfully defeated her title with a unanimous decision victory.
Check out the highlights and play-by-play:
Round 4 - A ton of kicks from Joanna. Karolina gets sicks of it and steps in to brawl, catching Joanna with a few shots. So Jedrzejczyk ties her up. They get back to the center and Karolina lands a spinning elbow. She staggered Joanna with a straight right to the grill! Joanna's hurt! She's down! Back up right away though, and firing back. Karolina lands again! WOW! Joanna gets a takedown but Karolina pops right back up. Joanna just clinching now. Another good elbow on the break. Leg kick from Joanna. Two big rights from Kowalkiewicz. Joanna returns fire. Nice uppercut and right hook by Karolina! Joanna back with a knee and a combo at the horn. 10-9 Kowalkiewicz.
Round 5 - Body kick from Joanna. Joanna's nose is busted up. Elbow in tight from Jedrzejczyk. Joanna staying active with kicks to keep Kowalkiewicz on the outside. Front kicks and a right from Joanna. Hard elbow in close from Jedrzejczyk after Karolina missed with a spinning backfist. They're brawling in the pocket now, and Karolina cracked her with a right. Kowalkiewicz with a nice jab and they clinch up. Hard elbow and left from Joanna. Two hard elbows from Joanna. They brawl all the way to the horn. Great fight. 10-9 and 49-46 Jedrzejczyk.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)