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TUF 23 Finale: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Comes Back to Defend Strawweight Crown

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Early on into the TUF 23 Finale, it looked like Claudia Gadelha was going to avenge her previous loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but the latter stormed back to defend the strawweight title.

In the opening two rounds of the card’s main event, Gadelha outscored Jedrzejczyk with takedowns and strikes from the top. But, Jedrzejczyk was clearly the fresher fighter as the bout wore on, and she proceeded to out strike Gadelha. After the entertaining battle, Jedrzejczyk was handed the UD win. Gadelha lost via split decision to Jedrzejczyk back in 2014.

Here are the results from tonight’s card, which went down in Las Vegas.

Strawweight Championship

Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-45, 48-46)

TUF 23 Light-Heavyweight Final

Andrew Sanchez def. Khalil Rountree (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

TUF 23 Strawweight Final

Tatianna Suarez def. Amanda Cooper via submission (D’arce Choke) R1, 3:43

Will Brooks def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Doo Ho Choi def. Thiago Tavares via TKO (punches) R1, 2:42

Joaquim Silva def.  Andrew Holbrook via KO (punches) R1, 0:34

Gray Maynard def. Fernando Bruno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matheus Nicolau def. John Moraga via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Stansbury def. Cory Hendricks via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Cezar Ferreira def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kevin Lee def. Jake Matthews via TKO (punches) R1, 4:06

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