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Ex-Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk Removed From UFC Strawweight Rankings

Former undisputed UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been removed from the official strawweight rankings, where she was sat at #2 in the official 115lbs pile.

Per this week’s rankings update from TSN — Jedrzejczyk has been removed from the official strawweight rankings as well as the official pound-for-pound rankings, with former opponent and former champion, Carla Esparza taking her place as the #2 ranked contender at strawweight. Whilst Jedrzejczyk has been removed from both rankings, she is still listed on the ranking site, but is, however, unavailable to rank.

MMA Junkie reporter, Mike Bohn confirmed this evening that Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the official strawweight rankings came as a result of inactivity, with a current plan targeted to see the Polish Muay Thai striker return to the Octagon in March of next year.

The Olsztyn native last featured professionally in the co-headlining bout of UFC 248 in March of last year, challenging former champion, Zhang Weili for the undisputed strawweight title. Dropping an eventual split decision over the course of five rounds, Jedrzejczyk and Weili turned in arguably the greatest strawweight title fight of all time and the consensus Fight of the Year last annum.

Jedrzejczyk, a staple of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida beneath the renowned head coach, Mike Brown, has yet to feature since March of last year, citing her wish to return to the sport in tandem with fans and live gates amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite her prolonged period of inactivity, Jedrezjczyk received a bump in the official pound-for-pound rankings recently, despite the fact she suffered defeat opposite upcoming UFC 268 title challenger, Weili last year.

The second strawweight champion in the history of the organization, the 34-year-old Jedrzejczyk managed to start her UFC tenure with a hugely impressive run of eight consecutive victories.

Stopping the aforenoted, Esparza to clinch the undisputed strawweight title back in March 2015, Jedrzejczyk would go on to lodge a division best five successful consecutive title defenses against the quintet of Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jessica Andrade.

Prior to this afternoon’s development regarding Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the rankings, UFC president, Dana White claimed that the Pole would likely need to fight another contender before immediately challenging for strawweight gold against either former opponents, Rose Namajunas or Weili.

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