UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she is open to moving to the flyweight division if the UFC were to create the weight class.
“Sure, if they open the 125 [pound] division I will go up,” Jedrzejczyk told FloCombat. “I want to keep on fighting in 115 and 125 because like I said, with Perfecting Athletes(her nutritionists) I know I can do this and stay healthy. Definitely, I would like to do this, but I have very big plans for this year in the 115 division. I want to fight somewhere in April or May, then maybe summertime, and then at the end of the year in Madison Square Garden again.”
While she is willing to fight at 125 pounds, Jedrzejczyk is not done with the 115-pound division.
Jedrzejczyk is undefeated with 13 wins. More than half of her fights have been in the UFC. Her last five victories have all come in title fights.
Jedrzejczyk is coming off a decision win against Karolina Kowalkiewicz in November. She also has successful title defenses against Jessica Penna, Valerie Letourneau, and Claudia Gadelha. Jerdrzejczyk won the UFC title in March 2015 when she defeated former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza.
While she doesn’t currently have a scheduled fight, Jedrzejczyk has recently started a training camp and should be fighting in the near future.
She is expected to defend her title against top contender Jessica Andrade, who is unbeaten in the division. Andrade is on a three-fight win streak. Last Saturday, she defeated Angela Hill. Her win streak also includes a submission win over Joanne Calderwood and a TKO win over Penne.