Tatiana Suarez eyes future fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk before ex-UFC champion retires

Tatiana Suarez
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Undefeated strawweight wrestling ace, Tatiana Suarez has noted her goal to share the Octagon with former UFC champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk before the latter retires from professional mixed martial arts.

Targeting a return to the Octagon herself in the fall of this year, Suarez, who boasts an undefeated 8-0 professional record to go along with The Ultimate Fighter 23 season crown, has been sidelined for a period of three years amid a slew of back, knee, and neck injuries.

Touted as one of the brightest young contenders in the sport today, Suarez, a native of Covina, California holds a ground strikes stoppage win over current strawweight champion, Carla Esparza – prior to her unanimous decision win over Nina Nunes in her most recent Octagon walk at UFC 238. 

Most recently, Suarez was booked to fight against the now-retired, Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 266 back in September of last year, however, the bout failed to come to fruition after Suarez suffered another injury setback. 


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As for the aforenoted former strawweight champion, Jedrzeczyk, the Pole is set to feature for the first time in over two years this weekend at UFC 275 – drawing fellow former gold holder, Zhang Weili in a rematch of their 2020 Fight of the Year.

Discussing her future aspirations in the division, Suarez noted her interest in landing a fight against Jedrzejczyk before the latter ends her professional career.

“Before she retires, I want to fight Joanna (Jedrzejczyk),” Tatiana Suarez said on The Schmozone Podcast. “I feel like that would be a good fight just because she has pretty good takedown defense and stuff, and obviously she’s a former champion. I think it’ll be a good fight, it’ll be fun, and I think they had mentioned that after my Nina Ansaroff (Nunes) fight. They’re like, ‘Oh, you know what would be a good fight is her vs. Joanna.” 

“I think she’ll retire first, so I want to fight her first,” Tatiana Suarez explained. “Becuase you know how she was gone for a while and then she came back. I don’t know. I just feel like if someone beats her, she’ll probably be like, ‘Ah.’ So, I feel like I gotta get in there before she decides, ‘Ah, I don’t want to fight no more.’” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

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