Polish fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk was left disfigured by Zhang Weili, which made her look like the cartoon character, Megamind, after their bout at UFC 248. She is set to fight the Chinese in a rematch of their 2020 Las Vegas classic.
Considered one of the greatest female fights in the history of UFC, the match was one of the most brutal in history and left both the fighters with bruises on their faces. Both had to be admitted to the hospital following the clash.
The battle between the two, one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history is set to take place in UFC 275 on June 11, 2022, in Singapore. The event is set to be headlined by the Men’s Lightweight Championship fight between reigning champion Glover Teixeira and Jiří Procházka.
Is Joanna Jedrzejczyk Called Megamind Due To Disfigured Forehead?
UFC fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk is frequently called out by the name “Megamind” by the users on the internet due to her disfigured forehead after a match with the Chinese fighter Weili Zhang. The term is commonly used as a troll name by users on Facebook and Reddit.
The Polish fighter’s forehead was left disfigured after a brutal clash in 2020 with the reigning champ, Zhang Weili from China. The UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship was on the line in the match which Zhang won by split decision.
Both the fighters were taken to the hospital following the epic five-round clash in UFC 248 held in Las Vegas. The brutal 25-minute fight was considered one of the best in the promotion’s history.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Injury And Health Update
The brutal fight left the Polish fighter, Joanna Jedrzejczyk with several bruises on her face and head. She was severely disfigured and had to be taken to the hospital following the epic clash. Both her and Zhang’s health and well-being were a topic of concern following the fight.
The clash, which earned the Fight of the Night award at UFC 248 held in Las Vegas, was considered as the greatest women’s MMA fight in history by many pundits. After the fight, both Joanna and Zhang were handed a two-month medical suspension, with a non-contact sparring clause.
The resilient former champion recovered but has not fought ever since the classic. She is set to return to the octagon for her rematch with the Chinese fighter at UFC 275. On the other hand, Zhang went on to lose the title to Rosa Namajunas at UFC 261 and also lost the subsequent rematch at UFC 268.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Rematch With Zhang Weili
A rematch between the two of the best fighters in UFC history is set to take place on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275 set to be held in Singapore. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to avenge her 2020 loss with the Chinese fighter at UFC 248.
The bout is one of the highly anticipated in the stacked card at UFC 275 headlined by the Men’s Lightweight Championship bout between the current champion Glover Teixeira and Jiří Procházka. The co-main event is the bout between Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos.
Joanna has told MMA Junkie that the rematch will be more violent than the first one but vows to avoid another disfiguration after the match. She believes that she needs controlled violence because the duo only will have three rounds in the upcoming bout.