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Jedrzejczyk dominates Gadelha to retain belt

JoannaAs far as Claudia Gadelha was concerned, she never lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk the first time, but there was no dispute this time as Jedrzejczyk survived and early storm and dominated the last three rounds to retain her belt by unanimous decision with a third-straight defense.

In just a few seconds, Gadelha floored Jedrzejczyk with a stiff jab. The champion was put on her butt and had to scramble, and Gadelha continued her early beating with multiple takedowns, just as she was able to do in their initial fight.

But while Gadelha was able to out-work the champion for the first two rounds, she wore herself out and Jedrzejczyk was able to survive.

In round three, Gadelha’s punches were starting to come really slow and without too much power behind them. And after Gadelha has out-landed the champion 60-41 through the first two rounds, Jedrzejczyk cruised through the last three rounds. In round three Gadelha stayed alive with her fourth takedown of the fight, but she was out-landed 45-19 in strikes. In the fifth round the disparity of hits was even worse at 69-11. Gadelha landed only 11 strikes in round five as well and was once-again out-landed.

Jedrzejczyk’s ability to withstand the early onslaught was key because Gadelha surely put a lot of pressure on her, but Jedrzejczyk ended up showing off her ability to dominate the championship rounds by making the entire second half of the fight a massively one-sided affair as she retained her women’s strawweight championship

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