Carla Esparza Defends Strawweight Title Against Joanna Jedrzejczyk At UFC 185
UFC women’s inaugural strawweight champion Carla Esparza will defend her title for the first time when she steps in the Octagon with Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185. Esparza was a cast member on TUF 20, a season that was designed to crown the UFC’s first women’s strawweight champion. And at the finale, she defeated Rose Namajunas to accomplish that feat.
Carla Esparza is also the former Invicta FC strawweight champion and has a record of 10-2 in MMA. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a perfect 8-0 in MMA.
Jedrzejczyk earned the title shot by defeating Claudia Gadelha at UFC on FOX 13. The win was her second in the UFC, as she defeated Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 as well.
This is the second title fight added to what is shaping up to be a very stacked card. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will attempt to defend his lightweight title for a second time, as he faces Rafael dos Anjos in the main event.
UFC 185 takes place on March 14th, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
UFC 185 Fight Card
- Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos – Lightweight title
- Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Strawweight title
- Matt Brown vs Johny Hendricks
- Roy Nelson vs Alistair Overeem
- Chris Cariaso vs Henry Cejudo
- Ross Pearson vs Sam Stout
- Ryan Benoit vs Sergio Pettis
- Roger Narvaez vs Elias Theodorou