Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Countdown to UFC 185
We go inside the camps of UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza as she prepares for a tough test in the form of and No. 1 contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The two meet this coming weekend at UFC 185 as the co-main event. The Polish challenger has looked in devastating form since she joined the promotion and is looking to capitalise on her momentum by snatching the crown from the Champion.
A world champion Muay Thai fighter, Jedrzejczyk brings a new standard of striking to the women’s division. Moulded in The Netherlands under the tutelage of kickboxing legend Ernesto Hoost. Joanna comes to the UFC bringing with her a resume that few others in the sport can match. Having won her first two bouts with the promotion. She now looks to take out the newly crowned champion in Carla Esparza and take the UFC strawweight title.
Carla Esparza Newly Crowned Champion
Esparza has held the title just a few months, after defeating Rose Namajunas in The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale. And so with that, this fight with Joanna will be her first opportunity to defend the newly minted championship belt.
Countdown to UFC 185 brings us into their respective camps. As both women prepare to put it all on the line inside the UFC octagon. In a classic striker versus wrestler, Carla will bring her wrestling to try to counteract the world-class hands of Jedrzejczyk.
We get to see how both fighters are preparing at their respective gyms. And how their coaches feel they will perform come fight night. As two of the very best in the world will clash on March 14th 2015, at the American Airlines centre in Dallas Texas.
Will the defending champion have what it takes to hold on to her title. Or will the Polish challenger bring the UFC title back across the ocean to Europe? Make sure to tune in come fight night to find out all the answers to these questions and more.