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UFC announced on Friday that Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend the strawweight belt against Karolina Kowalkiewicz
in UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on November 12.
Jedrzejczyk and Kowalkiewicz squared off in an amateur fight back in 2012, with the reigning 115-pound earning a first-round submission triumph. Jedrzejczyk is 12-0 as a professional, including title defenses against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau and Claudia Gadelha.
Kowalkiewicz is 10-0 as a pro and 3-0 in the Octagon. After a split-decision triumph against Rose Namajunas in her most recent match at UFC 201, the 30-year-old Top Team Lodz representative called for a future showdown with her rival in the Empire State.
“I hope I will fight with Joanna in New York. She always says that I’m not on her level,” Kowalkiewicz said after UFC 201. “I hope now I showed everybody that I can fight with her. I am ready; I hope she’s ready.”
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