You won’t wonder why Joanna Jedrzejczyk plays such a big role in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and in martial arts in general, once you get to know some of her achievements in this field. Without a doubt, the Polish mixed martial artist is one of the most successful women in martial arts.
Apart from being the UFC champion in women’s strawweight, Joanna successfully defended her title five times and set several remarkable records in the UFC. For example, she is the first female UFC European Champion, the third UFC European Champion, and the first UFC Champion from Poland.
In addition to the above-mentioned successes, Joanna Jedrzejczyk enjoys a solid reputation as a former Thai kickboxer. She was J-Girls Champion of the Kickboxing Federation in 2009, European Champion of the World Federation in Kickboxing 2010, and Champ of the World Kickboxing Network in the same year. She also won the title of the Budokai World Federation Pro 2013. That’s not all, from 2009 to 2013 Lady Joanna won the gold medal of the IFMA World Championships one after the other. This fighter was once the WMC/EMF European Champion and was the IFMA European Champion four times.
Considering the above, one can understand why most people have replaced their family name with “Champion”. Today she is generally called Joanna Champion.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Even though the achievements of this fighter in martial arts cast a shadow on details of her family background and other things you might want to know about her, it is no secret that she was born on August 18 and in 1987 in Olsztyn, Poland, as the daughter of Jan and Anna Jedrzejczyk.
As far as we know, Joanna Champion did not give up her training to earn her living by giving people a proper beating. Although the facts about her education are hard to obtain, there are reasons to believe that she was once a student and had a degree in sports pedagogy.
It is said that her adventure as a fighter did not begin intentionally. Joanna Jedrzejczyk started the training only because she wanted to stay in shape. But as fate would have it, she became a Muay Thai fighter, fought in this capacity for about 10 years before becoming a mixed martial artist. Sometime in July 2014, she joined the UFC, and the following year her popularity touched the sky. This was the result of her triumph over Carla Esparza at UFC 185, making her the UFC Women’s Straw Weight Champion.
Her Net Worth
For a fighter of her caliber, it is hardly surprising that people are very interested in experiencing the amount of wealth that Joanna has accumulated for herself from her career as a professional mixed martial artist. Unfortunately, this search has resulted in some figures being quoted that can hardly be proven to be Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s net worth.
While you will find that she is worth 5, 4, and 3 million dollars, you will also come across sources that have estimated the total value of her wealth at a figure of just over 200,000 dollars. If anything, this only shows that the extent of Joanna’s wealth is best known to her alone. But if we have to make a rough estimate, the value of her entire estate should be around $5 million.
Sisters, Boyfriend or Husband, Is Joanna Married?
Joanna is not the only child of Jan and Anna Jedrzejczyk. From what we have added up, her parents have three children, with her being the middle child. The UFC star has a twin sister named Katarzyna, and both have an older sister named Ewa; she is six years older than the twins.
Katarzyna was born 25 minutes after Joanna. While the latter was caught up by the martial arts, Katarzyna was content to become an accountant.
As far as we can tell, Joanna Jedrzejczyk is not married to anyone. But it is known that she had something special with a guy identified as Przemyslaw Buta. It even circulated sometime in 2017 that the two are engaged and looking forward to becoming life partners.
From what we have learned, Buta is a Polish soccer professional, and he plays as a midfielder for Kaczkan Huragan Morag, a soccer team in Poland.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Weight and Height
We cannot deny that weight plays a major role in MMA, especially when it comes to gripping. Joanna weighs only 52 kg (115 lb), but given her fighting style, this is hardly a disadvantage for her. She has a chance against any big opponent as long as she maintains a fine distance while delivering her clear and calculated punches. Joanna Champion is 167 cm (6 inches) taller than 167 cm (5 feet), her range measures 65″ and her leg length, 35″.