UFC woman’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is now rubbing shoulders with the promotion’s elite fighters as she’s just pushed into the official ‘Pound-For-Pound’ list.
Jedrzejczyk is a new entry at No.15 on the list, just below former welterweight champion and current No.1 contender Johny Hendricks (No.14), former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (No.13) and newly crowned featherweight interim title holder Conor McGregor (No.12).
The Polish star had previously been sitting just outside of the top 15, but due to Anderson Silva officially being suspended for a year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this week he is now automatically removed from the P4P rankings by the UFC where he had been holding down the No.11 spot.
Jedrzejczyk has been an unexpected success story since joining the UFC in July of last year, going 4-0 in the 115lb weight class to date, defeating three of the current top four ranked strawweight fighters in the process. Her clinical, concussive striking skills have quickly marked her out as one of the most exciting female fighters to watch, while her natural charisma and unbreakable confidence outside of the Octagon has also helped win over fans.
The 27 year-old is expected to defend her title in a rematch with Claudia Gadelha next, but with the Brazilian currently out injured it looks like we won’t see Jedrzejczyk back in the Octagon until early 2016.