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Who won Jędrzejczyk vs Waterson?
Joanna Jedrzejczyk beat Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 19, on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Jędrzejczyk vs Waterson stats
Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Michelle Waterson made her way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Jedrzejczyk had a large advantage in power over Waterson, boasting at 27% knock out percentage over Waterson's 0%.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the younger woman by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Jedrzejczyk had a height advantage of 3 inches over Waterson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Jedrzejczyk was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 5 year and 3 months later than Waterson, whose first professional fight was in 2007. She had fought 1 more professional rounds, 67 to Waterson's 66.
Jędrzejczyk vs Waterson form
Joanna Jedrzejczyk had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Michelle Waterson at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Going into that contest, she had won against Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary.
Before that, she had lost to Rose Namajunas at UFC 223 on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
She had been beaten by Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Michelle Waterson had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Felice Herrig at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Cortney Casey at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, she had lost to Tecia Torres at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
She had been beaten by Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joanna Jedrzejczyk had been fighting more than Michelle Waterson.
Going to this contest, Joanna Jedrzejczyk had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 5 days ago, while Michelle Waterson's last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 18 days ago.
Jedrzejczyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Waterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.