The UFC women’s flyweight division hasn’t even officially kicked off yet and already its belt is being eyed by current strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Joanna has defended her 115 pound belt five times and largely cleaned out her division. And with the weight cut down to strawweight getting harder as she ages, moving up a weight class is looking better and better to her.
While the UFC is typically reluctant to allow its champs to chase two belts, all signs point to UFC president Dana White making an exception for Jedrzejczyk.
Following her flawless defeat of Jessica Andrade at UFC 211, White said he expected Jedrzejczyk to break Ronda Rousey’s record for most title defenses by a woman (which sits one away at 6) and then move up to the newly created 125 division.