UFC 223: Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk statistical breakdown

This Saturday, April 7, the Ultimate Fighting Champion brings an action packed card to Brooklyn, New York for the first time, live on pay per view.

One of the most sensational fights on the card lies an epic championship rematch between the new women’s Strawweight champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas and the former longtime reigning champion  Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Their first bout took place at UFC 217 as part of a triple-header pay per view where Namajunas shocked the world with a first round knockout finish over Jedrzejczyk who was looking to make her sixth UFC title defense.

We look at the numbers behind these two fighters to determine who is most likely to come away with the victory come Saturday night.

 

Rose Namajunas

Age: 25

Day of Birth: June 19, 1992

Height: 5’5

Reach: 65 inches

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fighting out of: Colorado

Gym: Genesis Training Center

Record: 7-3 (5-2 in UFC)

Career Disclosed Earnings: $361,000 USD

Notable wins: Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Tecia Torres, Michelle Waterson

 

Accolades

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
    • Performance of the Night
      • Paige VanZant (UFC Fight Night 80)
      • Joanna Jędrzejczyk (UFC 217)
    • Fight of the Night
      • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (UFC 201)
    • TUF 20 Fight of the Season vs. Joanne Calderwood
    • TUF 20 Performance of the Season vs. Joanne Calderwood
  • Invicta Fighting Championship
    • Submission of the Night
      • Emily Kagan (Invicta FC 4)
      • Kathina Catron (Invicta FC 5)

 

Statistics

5 wins via Submission

1 win via Knockout

1 win via Judges Decision

5-2 in three-round fights

2-1 in five-round fights

3.56 Significant strikes landed/ minute

45% striking accuracy

3.05 strikes absorbed/ minute

60% striking defense

2.90 takedowns landed per 15 minutes

60% takedown accuracy

45% takedown defense accuracy

Average Fight time: 11:04

 

Fun Facts

Professional Debut: January 2013

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned (Runner-Up)

Black belt in Taekwondo

Black belt in Karate

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most finishes at women’s Strawweight (4)

Latest finish in UFC women’s Strawweight history (3:44 of Round 5) against Paige VanZant

Fastest finish in a women’s Strawweight championship bout (3:03 of Round 1) against Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Most Submissions in the UFC Strawweight division (3)

Youngest current UFC champion

 

Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Age: 30

Day of Birth: August 18, 1987

Height: 5’6

Reach: 65.5

Born: Olsztyn, Poland

Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida

Gym: American Top Team

Record: 14-1 (8-1 in UFC)

Career Disclosed Earnings:  $396,000 USD

Notable wins: Carla Esparza, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz

 

Accolades

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC women’s Strawweight champion
    • Five successful title defenses
    • Performance of the Night
      • Carla Esparza (UFC 185)
    • Fight of the Night
      • Jessica Penne: UFC Fight Night 69
      • Claudia Gadelha: TUF 23 Finale
  • Kickboxing
    • International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur
      • Silver medalist
        • 2008
      • Gold medalist
        • 2009
        • 2010
        • 2011
        • 2012
        • 2013
    • World Muay Thai Council
      • WMC/EMF European Champion

Statistics

1 win via Submission

4 wins via Knockout

9 wins via Judges Decision

6.76 Significant strikes landed/ minute

49% striking accuracy

2.48 strikes absorbed/ minute

67% striking defense

0.19 takedowns landed per 15 minutes

66% takedown accuracy

81% takedown defense accuracy

Average Fight time: 17.25

 

Fun Facts

Professional Debut: May 2012

Coach on season 23 of the Ultimate Fighter

27-3 record in Kickboxing

37-3 in Muay Thai kickboxing

Most bouts at women’s Strawweight (8) and wins (7)

Most total fight time at women’s Strawweight (2:33:39)

Most championship wins at women’s Strawweight

Most finishes in championship bouts at women’s Strawweight (2)

Latest championship finish at women’s Strawweight (4:22 of Round 3) against Jessica Penne

Most decision wins in UFC women’s Strawweight division (6)

Fourth most strikes landed in a UFC career among current champions (1055)

Highest significant strike differential in UFC championship history (+142 vs. Jéssica Andrade)

Highest significant strikes thrown in a UFC championship fight (+225 vs. Jéssica Andrade)

Most leg kicks in a fight in UFC history (+75 vs Jéssica Andrade)

First Polish UFC Champion

 

 

 

 

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