UFC star Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face Zhang Weili again in the UFC 275 event in Singapore on Saturday after being away from the UFC for almost two years.
The Polish fighter was brutally beaten after being hit on the head by his Chinese opponent during her first fight, eventually losing the decision to approach the razor. The contest took place just before the onset of the Coronavirus epidemic at UFC 248, and was dubbed the Fight of the Year after five rounds of brutal battle turned into hell for the skin.
Jedrzejczyk has not fought a fight in two years since then, while Zhang has lost twice to Rose Namajunas, losing her belt in the process. This time there will be only three rounds between the two.
The former UFC Strawweight champion made a significant end to her career on Saturday when she knocked out Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a crazy spinning back fist in her a rematch at UFC 275. The official stop came at the 2:28 mark of Round 2. Where fans got their money well and really.
In the first round, Jedrzejczyk and Weili combined it with powerful punches and kicks which made the audience restless. Two minutes later, Weili went to take down and found him. She immediately started dropping solid ground and pounds on Jedrzejczyk. Weili was tireless with her upper body pressure. She had a full mount with one and a half minutes left in the round. Jedrzejczyk finally found his way in the last 30 seconds and put a big fork on Weili's left side, which ate him well. The two fighters drove him out until the bell rang.
As the second round began, it was clear that Weili was overpowering a force and provided a show-stopping finish with a spinning back fist that landed on the button.
The catastrophic blow chilled Jedrzejczyk and sent her outstretched face onto the canvas during Weili's celebration.
The knockout also included Weili in the history books, becoming the first woman in UFC history to record a Spinning Back First KO. It was the 10th in UFC history, according to ESPN statistics and information.
The 115-pound bout was nominated by UFC President Dana White as the title eliminator bout. Weili (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will now try her luck with champion Carla Esparza for the title shot in the near future.
"Carla Esparza, I have heard that there is an event in Abu Dhabi, and I would like to invite you to fight Abu Dhabi," Weili said through an interpreter in his Octgun interview. "This is not your area. This is not my area. Let's be in Abu Dhabi and fight together.
Do you think that Weili will be able to rule the belt once again?