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UFC Fight Night 161 Results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gets Back On Track

The former UFC strawweight champion flexed her muscle with a convincing five-round decision over Michelle Waterson in main event.

In the end, the five-round “championship” experience of Joanna Jedrzejczyk was too much for Michelle Waterson to overcome.

Jedrzejczyk, a former UFC strawweight champion, topped Waterson via decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night 161. The card took place from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, airing live on ESPN+.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Michelle Waterson Post-Fight

The 32-year-old Jedrzejczyk improved to 16-3 overall in her career with the win, as she was coming off a tough decision loss to Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant UFC flyweight title last December. She won her first 14 MMA fights including five successful strawweight title defenses.

Joanna Believes She Broke Her Foot In Third Round

In the co-main event Cub Swanson claimed a decision over Kron Gracie, sweeping the scorecards. Swanson faced a must-win situation, as he was coming into the card having lost each of his previous four fights.

Gracie suffered his first pro defeat in six fights and was making his second appearance for the UFC. Swanson and Gracie’s three-round battle did earn both fighters “Fight of the Night” status.

Cub Swanson Ends Kron Gracie’s Unbeaten Run

Niko Price stunned James Vick with an upkick in the first round of their welterweight contest, earning a knockout victory. The finish earned him a “Performance of the Night” bonus, as Marlon Vera also earned a bonus.

Devastating KO By Niko Price

It was a disappointing return to action for Mackenzie Dern, as the new mother was dealt a decision loss to Amanda Ribas. The 26-year-old Dern suffered her first loss in eight bouts and fell to 2-1 with the UFC.

Amanda Ribas Destroys Mackenzie Dern

Matt Frevola claimed a split decision over Luis Pena and Eryk Anders kicked off the main card with a split decision vs. Gerald Meerschaert.

Ryann Spann capped off the prelims when he submitted Devin Clark via second round submission, with Mike Davis earning a third round knockout of Thomas Gifford at lightweight.

Huge Finish For Ryan Spann

Alex Morono earned a decision over Max Griffin, Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Tim Elliott in the first round and Vera finished Andre Ewell via third round TKO with a series of elbows and strikes.

Miguel Baeza finished off Hector Aldana in the second round, Marvin Vettori claimed a decision over Andrew Sanchez and JJ Aldrich opened the night with a decision vs. Lauren Mueller.

UFC Fight Night 162: Joanna Vs. Waterson Results

MAIN CARD

Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

Cub Swanson def. Kron Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Niko Price def. James Vick via KO (upkick) at 1:44 of Round 1

Amanda Ribas def. Mackenzie Dern via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Frevola def. Luis Pena via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Eryk Anders def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Ryan Spann def. Devin Clark via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:01 of Round 2

Mike Davis def. Thomas Gifford via KO (strike) at 4:45 of Round 3

Alex Morono def. Max Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Tim Elliott via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:08 of Round 1

Marlon Vera def. Andre Ewell via TKO (strikes) at 3:17 of Round 3

Miguel Baeza def. Hector Aldana via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2

Marvin Vettori def. Andrew Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

JJ Aldrich def. Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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