Dana White open to Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz title fight in Poland

When Karolina Kowalkiewicz made her UFC debut in 2015, many believed it would only be a matter of time before the Polish standout worked…

By: Karim Zidan | 7 years ago
Dana White open to Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz title fight in Poland
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When Karolina Kowalkiewicz made her UFC debut in 2015, many believed it would only be a matter of time before the Polish standout worked her way towards a title shot against fellow Polish native Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Given Kowalkiewicz impressive victory against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night.

According to UFC President Dana White, the Jedrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz title fight could take place in Poland.

“It’s the one that makes sense,” UFC President Dana White said in an interview on Fox Sports 1. “But we’ve got to get back to the office and figure out what to do. I’d love to do that fight in Poland.”

Kowalkiewicz is 3-0 since joining the UFC ranks in 2015 and 10-0 overall as a professional, which includes wins in KSW and Invicta FC. White added that it was Jedrzejczyk who made the case for the UFC to sign Karolina.

“The funny thing is that Joanna Jedrzejczyk wanted us to sign her and said, ‘I want to prove to everybody in Poland that I’m the best,'” White said. “And now she has worked her way up to a possible title shot with [Jedrzejczyk], so it’s very interesting.”

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Karim Zidan
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Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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