This week the UFC returns to Tampa, Florida with a card headlined by a pair of strawweights in former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3) and Michelle Waterson (17-6).
Will Jedrzejczyk’s form return to the days of old, where she blasted through her opponents en route to a UFC title run?
Will “Karate Hottie” continue to grind out her peers and record another decision win?
As of this morning some of the mma betting sites show Poland’s Jedrzejczyk as the favorite, but with recent news of weight cutting struggles for the former champ, things could change in an instant. If you want to get in on the action and place a bet for your favorite fighter, now is the time to do it.
Jedrzejczyk looks to right her ship as she returns to the strawweight division. The former 115-pound queen briefly went up to 125-pounds to meet the flyweight leader in Valentina Shevchenko but could not come up with right formula to win on the judges’ scorecards.
Prior to the flyweight title challenge, Jedrzejczyk pumped out a decision win over Tecia Torres which put her back in the win column after dropping back-to-back title fights to Rose Namajunas.
Waterson is riding a three-fight win streak by decision and has never looked better. But will the fight actually take place this Saturday night? Things are currently up in the air as the UFC figures out the weight situation for Jedrzejczyk.
UFC on ESPN+ 19 fight card:
Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie
Thomas Gifford vs. Mike Davis
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas
Luis Pena vs. Matt Frevola
Eryk Anders vs. G. Meerschaert
James Vick vs. Niko Price
Devin Clark vs. Ryan Spann
Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliott
Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell
Hector Aldana vs. Miguel Baeza
Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez
JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller