One of the promising fighters of Poland, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, started her career as a kickboxer.
She is currently one of the most striking and consistent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Well-known for her kickboxing styles, she currently competes in the Flyweight and women’s Strawweight divisions (UFC).
Debuting with an undefeated 6-0 record by defeating Brazilian fighter Juliana Lima. Just after this match, she competed with her next match against Cláudia Gadelha.
Nicknamed Joanna Champion, Joanna bagged five titles in UFC. And her professional record is 16-4 of UFC.
Joanna Jedrzejcyk currently ranks #2 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings and #6 in the UFC’s women’s pound for pound rankings.
This Polish fighter was previously engaged to Przemysław Buta, a footballer from Poland. There is a lot of information about her, which you can find by reading below.
|Full Name||Joanna Jędrzejczyk|
|Date Of Birth||August 18, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Poland|
|Nick/Pet Name||JJ/Joanna Champion|
|Ethnic Belonging||Not Known|
|Father’s Name||Jan Jędrzejczyk|
|Mother’s Name||Ana Jędrzejczyk|
|Number Of Siblings||One sister, Katarzyna|
|Age||35 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg)|
|Net worth||$4 million|
|Active Since||2014 (MMA)|
|Current works||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Social Handle||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||December, 2022|
Age, Height & Body Measurements
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the UFC fighter, was born on August 18, 1987, in Olsztyn, Poland. Currently, she is 35 Years Old. She is of Polish nationality, whereas her zodiac sign is Leo.
Being a successful UFC fighter, JJ has maintained a perfect body. However, her body statistics are unknown at this time.
Joanna has an average height of 5 feet 6 inches, which is around 1.68 m. Likewise, Joanna’s weight is 125 lb (57 kg).
Moreover, this fighter has fair skin with black hair, and the color of her eyes is grey. And has a pointed turned-up nose, which gives her a perfect personality.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Muay Thai & Kickboxing
The first female fighter from Poland started practicing Muay Thai when she was 16 and later competed in national and international tournaments.
She participated and performed in Muay Thai for more than a decade and won around 60 matches.
Through 10 years of her career, Jedrzejczyk has 37 wins and three losses in 40 matches.
She has a successful amateur record of Muay Thai and bagged several titles, including six IFMA world medals (five gold, one silver) and four IFMA European championships.
As a kickboxer, this Polish fighter bagged several titles. Some of them are WKN World Championship, J Girls Championship, WBKF Championship. Her professional kickboxing records are 27-3.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Professional MMA & UFC Career
On May 19, 2012, she made her professional debut against Sylwia Juskiewicz, winning via unanimous decision. That same year, she defeated Lily Kazak by submission.
Next year on June 20, 2013, she played outstandingly well and defeated Russian flyweight champion Julia Bereezikova.
Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC)
In July 2014, she officially agreed to play with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Right on her first match, she had won over Juliana Lima via unanimous decision.
Right after this fight, Joanna faced Claudia Gadelha on December 13, 2014, and she won the fight via unanimous decision.
However, the judge’s decision faces controversy as the majority of MMA media counts the bout in favor of Gadelha.
Who did Joanna lose the belt?
After winning several fights and titles, her reign came to an end in 2017. For the sixth defense title, she lost the match against Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 4, 2017.
Again on April 7, 2018, at UFC 223, a rematch between Namajunas and Joanna, and she lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Joanna’s Forehead Injury
The polish fighter went through a painful injury on her forehead after the match against Zhang Weili on March 7, 2020.
She lost the fight by giving tough competition via unanimous decision.
After the fight, she revealed that the match was very horrified and nearly went blind for two days. Furthermore, she also stated
“It cost me a lot of sacrifices, changes in my body, and I’m still a woman; I want to be attractive. And I want to be a mother in the future, so I always want to take care of my health. In the UFC, you have everything – good healthcare, and they’re always taking good care of us.”
Right after it in March 2020, Joanna also suffered from an enormous hematoma on her face. It was during her match against the Chinese Champion.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Net Worth, Salary & Endorsements
Jedrzejczyk is one of the most dominant UFC Champions. She has earned more than $ 2 292,000 from her UFC Career.
Likewise, Jedrzejczyk bagged a salary of $8000 for her debut game. Here is her salary timeline, which she earned through her professional salary earnings.
- 2014- $18,000
- 2015- $220,000
- 2016- $215,000
- 2017- $235,000
- 2018- $250,000
- 2019- $60,000
- 2020- $106,000 vs Zhang
Furthermore, she also earned bonus pay from her fight earnings. Her bonuses include Fight of The Night, Win bonus, and Performance of The Night.
- 2014- $18,000 as bonuses
- 2015- $325,000 as bonuses
- 2016- $265,000 as bonuses
- 2017- $115,000 as bonuses
- 2018- $50,000 as bonuses
- 2019- $60,000 as bonuses
In 2015, JJ signed a sponsorship deal with Reebok that paid her $40,000 per fight from 2015 to 2017.
How much Joanna Jedrzejczyk earns per fight?
Joanna Jedrzejczyk earns $30,0000 to $40,000 from her single fight. She has the highest career earnings from the fight against Jessica Andrade in 2017.
As of 2021, Joanna has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Joanna’s Investments from her earnings
Joanna invested some part of her earnings and income into a four-bedroom hall situated in DeerBeach, Florida. The house is worth $300,000.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Family, Sister & Boyfriend
Jedrzejcyk is the daughter of Anna Jędrzejczyk and Jan Jędrzejczyk. She has a sister Katarzyna, who is older than her.
Similarly, the UFC fighter is very close to her sibling. She often posts pictures and photos with them on her social media account.
Joanna is Catholic by religion and even prays with Rosary before landing her steps in the ring. Previously, she was engaged to Polish footballer Przemysław Buta.
Currently, JJ is no longer in a relationship with Buta. She is enjoying her single life at the moment.
How Joanna Separated from Przemysław Buta?
Joanna blames her poor form of separation from the Przemyslaw. Her ex-fiancee cheated on her right before the game against the Rose Namajunas.
Not to mention, the separation affected her badly. Later she also found Buta cheated on another girl. Furthermore, she also explained.
“Life of a single [woman]. People of Poland know me more, but people in the states and worldwide don’t know much about my personal concerns. The last two years have been quite difficult for me. It was a bad time, and I feel like 2019 is a special year, so I can’t wait for 2020.”
“I broke up with my fiance, and we broke up before my first fight with Rose Namajunas, and this terrible weight cut happened, and I broke up again. This year I found out that my [previous Polish] manager messed up my money, and then I found out that my fiance was cheating on me.”
The 33 years old Polish fighter also explains,
“That girl called me; I think that she was afraid that I was going to beat her up so badly, but I was like, ‘No, I’m kidding.’ I just want to show people and tell people that there’s always something going on in our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are. If your private life is not going in the right direction, you’re not going to be successful in the sport or in the business.”
However, she has had a tough time in the past. Joanna solved her issues, and she is looking forward to performing better in her game.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Controversy
Like some other famous celebs, she has also been a part of the controversy.
On January 28, 2020, Joanna posted a picture on her Instagram account of her next fight against Chinese MMA fighter Weili Zhang.
In the pic, she had a gas mask on her face that describes a wide indication outbreak of Coronavirus in China.
Furthermore, the gas mask had three emojis: “See-No-Evil Monkey,” “Happy and Crying Face,” and “Smile With Hearts.”
For her post, she went through controversy and was widely criticized. However, later she realized her mistakes and apologized for the Instagram post.
The post has since then been removed from her social media.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Social Media Presense
To date, she has 1.8 million followers, 5,650 following, and 4,991 posts on her Instagram. Besides Instagram, she has 307.5k followers and 271 followings on Twitter.
Joanna mostly posts about her MMA game highlights upcoming matches through her social media post.
Furthermore, she also loves to share pictures of her parents, sibling, and friends in her account.
One can purchase her published autobiography titled ‘Czarno na bialym‘ from Amazon; it costs around $18.
Joanna has documented her journey from Muay Thai/kickboxing to Mixed Martial Arts in her book.
Championships and Winning titles: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
With a combination of ultimate swag and masterful titles skills, this prominent player bagged numerous titles and championships throughout her career.
- UFC Strawweight Woman Champion (one time)
- Performance of the Night – One Time (vs. Carla Esparza)
- Most wins in UFC women’s strawweight history
- First female European UFC Champion
- Third European UFC Champion
- Third female European UFC Champion
- 2020 Fight of the Year vs. Zhang Weili
Besides Mixed Martial Arts, she won several titles and matches in Kickboxing and MuayThai Championships. Her professional record is 27 wins in 30 games in kickboxing, whereas her Muay Thai record is 37 wins in 40 matches.
Common Queries (FAQs)
Does Joanna Jędrzejczyk have a husband?
No, Joanna is single now. Previously, she engaged Polish footballer Przemysław Buta.
What is the net worth of Joanna Jędrzejczyk?
As per the Celebrity Net Worth, she has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
How much did Joanna earn from her UFC Career? When was her last fight?
As of now, she has earned more than $2,292,000 from her professional MMA career.
Well, Joanna’s last fight was against Zhang Weili for UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. The match took place on March 7, 2020, and she lost the fight via split decision.
What is Jan Blachowicz’s relationship with Joanna Jedrzejczyk?
We all know the close friendship between Jan Blachowicz and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Hence, many have speculated that they might be together in a relationship; however, they are just two friends thriving.
In fact, the duo has been each other’s mutual supporter for over a decade now.
What is Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s career statistic like?
To date, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has played a total of thirty games in the kickboxing ring. Among these, she has had twenty-seven wins (four by knockout) and three losses.
Likewise, she has an MMA record of a total of twenty games. Among it, she has had sixteen wins (four by knockout, one by submission, and eleven by decision) and four losses (one by knockout and three by decision).
Similarly, she has played forty total games in her Muay Thai career. Among it, she has maintained thirty-seven wins and three losses.
Is Joanna Jedrzejczyk retired?
Indeed, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been away from the ring for a long time. This did raise speculation among fans and followers that she might be retired from the games.
But later, she did state her absolute plans to return back on the ring.