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Updated UFC rankings: Retired UFC champ suddenly back in the rankings (!)



Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is back in the rankings. Photo: Sergei Belski – USA TODAY Sports

In June, former strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk announced her retirement from mixed martial arts, after losing to Zhang Weili at UFC 275.

Now however, Jedrzejczyk is now back in the UFC strawweight rankings at the No. 15 spot.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk retired at 35

In her post-fight interview at UFC 275, the 35-year-old strawweight announced her retirement from the sport after eight years in the UFC.

“It’s been 20 years. I’m turning 35 this year. I want to be a mom. I want to be a businesswoman. I’ve been training two decades, more than half of my life. I appreciate you all. I love you guys,” Jedrzejczyk said.

The Polish fighter won the strawweight title after defeating Carla Esparza via TKO at UFC 185 in March, 2015. She then defended her title five times before losing it to Rose Namanjuas at UFC 217 on November 4, 2017.

Read more: UFC 275 recap: Jiri Prochazka wins title, Joanna Jedrzejczyk retires after crazy fights and shocking finishes

Updated women’s strawweight rankings

Champion: Carla Esparza

1. Rose Namajunas
2. Zhang Weili
3. Amanda Lemos +4
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Marina Rodriguez -2
6. Xiaonan Yan Rank -1
7. Mackenzie Dern -1
8. Tecia Torres
9. Amanda Ribas
10. Virna Jandiroba
11. Michelle Waterson-Gomez
12. Angela Hill
13, Emily Ducote
14. Luana Pinheiro
15. Joanna Jędrzejczyk *NEW

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