This will be the first time Joanna fights without a title on the line since 2014
Joanna Jedrzejczyk finds herself fighting in a fight without a title on the line for the first time in a long time in her next fight. The UFC announced that Joanna would face Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 in July. The fight pits the #1 ranked Strawweight in Jedrzejczyk against Torres who is ranked 5th.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2) was the undefeated champion until she lost back to back fights to Rose Namajunas. The second fight was very close and Joanna felt she’d won. However, she was in the minority in that thinking. This fight will be her first in an effort to earn another title shot against Rose.
Tecia Torres (10-2) has been on a tear, before losing her last fight to Jessica Andrade. Prior to that, she won three in a row that moved her into the top five of the division. A victory over Joanna would push her into a title eliminator or perhaps a title shot. The fight joins Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens on an entertaining card originating in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The UFC on FOX 30 card can be seen here.