A recap written by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
Watching UFC 248 at a friend’s place, under my intoxicated state influenced by cider, more than me in the room could say this was the most memorable fight. More than the graphic nature of the Frankenstein forearm to Joanna Jedrzejczyk face that you must have seen now trending somewhere. Both of these women’s war was consistently left with no room to breathe. If I seem passionate about what transpired that day, others are doubling down on the bold comment “greatest women’s MMA fight of all time,”.
“You see my [swelling], I felt this, you know, she did great. There was something missing, but I felt all the punches, from the third round the [swelling] was bothering me and I felt it just getting more and more swollen, and my head was, like, going on and off. But all good. Congrats, champ, and I’m very happy that we gave you a good fight.” – Joanna Jedrzejczyk
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, the fight from the begging to the end was non stop, fast-paced and every shot was delivered in brutality. Round one held 30 significant strikes apiece setting the tone of what the big-time event was about. Pushing harder Jedrzejczyk received a higher score from judges while the hematoma popped up on her forehead. Mid-way in round three was when the crowd knew they were seeing something special with them the only people that could say they saw it live in person.
When round four-hit, surprisingly each blow and bomb thrown was as hard as anything before. Physical tunnel-visioned on each other the damage on their bodies did not reflect any fatigue. The 25 minutes concludes and the obvious technique in fighting so close offensively and defensively stole the show.
Just stating right now I have not watched as many female MMA contests compared to other people, the solid scrap speaks for itself. A defining moment for the particular division, it has all divisions on notice. So good, as a casual fan of UFC I want to invest time into what the ladies do next in their careers.
Zhang’s now (21-1) streak proves she can match any former defending champions record such as Jedrzejczyk’s (16-4).