Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is prescient. In the build up to her UFC 248 fight with current champion Zhang Weili, she predicted the fracas would be the greatest title fight in the division’s history.
The worst hematoma in UFC history. #UFC248 (via Getty) pic.twitter.com/BUPIPH3wPs
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) March 8, 2020
Not only did the brutal, fast-paced slugfest live up to Jedrzejczyk’s hype, it was being discussed by many as the greatest MMA fight in history regardless of weight class or gender. Fight fans far and wide took to Twitter to weight in after Weili retained her belt by the narrowest of margins in a split decision.
ZHANG RETAINS BELT
Pay them a crazy bonus !! @ufc
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 8, 2020
Amazing contest! Wrong decision. https://t.co/1o0o9cLHUz
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 8, 2020
Greatest WMMA fight of all time. That was everything I thought it would be and more. #UFC248
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) March 8, 2020
What a WAR between @joannamma and the chinese machine @zhangweilimma ?! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Congrats to both of them 👏👏👏#UFC248
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) March 8, 2020
Wow that was awesome! I got JJ 3-2 but im not all that confident
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 8, 2020
That may be the best fight I have ever seen! Wow!!!! #UFC248
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) March 8, 2020
Women’s MMA made the men look terrible at #UFC248 – the ferocity and competitiveness of Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk really put Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero to shame. pic.twitter.com/pXGviqYyWO
— Jake Watt (@JakeChatty) March 8, 2020
Best fight I ever saw.
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) March 8, 2020
Something befitting about the women completely out shining the men on #InternationalWomenDay2020 #ufc248
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) March 8, 2020
Zhang Weili defeats Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision. Could've easily gone the other way. Unbelievable.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) March 8, 2020
That has to have been the greatest fight I've seen! The technique, the pace, the toughness! Wow!
— Geoff (handzofsteel) Neal (@handzofsteelmma) March 8, 2020
AMAZING!!! #UFC248 pic.twitter.com/VqIsMY1kz0
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 8, 2020
Watching that live was amazing… #UFC248
— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) March 8, 2020
JEDRZEJCZYK’S HEMATOMA EXPLAINED
The grotesque swelling that Jedrzejczyk suffered to her forehead left many wondering what happened and how it happened. In the above video, sports medicine specialist Brain Sutterer MD explains how a hematoma forms and eventually heals.
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