In what has become a talent filled division over multiple organizations, one strawweight got the edge over the rest. UFC title contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes the WMMA Press Award “Strawweight of the Year” for 2014.
The Polish fighter went 4-0 this year, and 2-0 as a strawweight. Both of her strawweight wins were against tough Brazilians. Her biggest win was over Cláudia Gadelha in December
to gain her the title shot against champion Carla Espzara in March. She was also nominated for KO of the Year with her win over Rosie Sexton.
Congratulations Joanna Jedrzejczyk WMMA Press Awards 2014 “Strawweight of the Year”.
Brazil’s MMA Super Hero continues its commitment to help develop female talent.
Coming of their successful strawweight tournament this past spring, the promotion announce a four woman one night tournament for October 25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
All will be dropping from strawweight to test their skills at 105.
Among the participants:
Amanda Torres (4-2): Torres has won four straight before losing to Andressa Rocha at MMA Super Heroes in August.
Janaisa Morandin (6-0): Morandin has finished in four of her 6 fights.
Arielle Souza (2-2): After a rough start, Souza has back to back submission wins.
Bianca Reis (2-2): Reis has two 1st round submission in her wins.
The winner could find themselves on the fast track in the atomweight rankings.
The event is expected to be streamed.