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UFC Fight Night 161 results, highlights: Joanna Jedrzejczyk outpoints Michelle Waterson for key win


Joanna Jedrzejczyk appears to have worked her way back into a fight for the UFC women's strawweight championship after a dominant performance over a tough Michelle Waterson.


Jedrzejczyk took a victory in the main event of UFC Fight Night 161 at Tampa's Amalie Arena by unanimous decision after five rounds of hard-fought action.


Size was a major factor throughout the fight as Jedrzejczyk was the much larger woman, allowing her to operate from the outside and blast Waterson with jabs and hard leg kicks.When Waterson did manage to close distance, she often found herself in a tight muay Thai clinch where Jedrzejczyk punished her with knees to the body.


Waterson had her biggest moment in Round 3, briefly taking Jedrzejczyk's back and looked close to sinking in a fight-ending rear-naked choke.


After five rounds of action, the fighters stood for the reading of the official scorecards with Waterson's white rash guard painted red with blood.


Following the victory, Jedrzejczyk had one thing on her mind, a bout with newly crowned strawweight champ Weili Zhang and a bid to regain the championship she held for nearly three years.






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