Boy, was she right. In fact, their performance Saturday in Las Vegas might be considered the greatest fight ever in women's MMA.
Zhang retained the title by split decision in a five-round slugfest. Just how brutal was the battle? The faces of both women were badly bruised, and Jedrzejczyk, the former champ, wore significant swelling on her forehead for much of the contest.
The fight had many throughout sports and the MMA world taking to Twitter to sing the praises of both fighters.
That may be the best fight I have ever seen! Wow!!!! #UFC248— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) March 8, 2020
Pay them a crazy bonus !! @ufc— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 8, 2020
Wow that was the greatest WMMA fight ever— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) March 8, 2020
Greatest WMMA fight of all time. That was everything I thought it would be and more. #UFC248— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) March 8, 2020
That has to have been the greatest fight I've seen! The technique, the pace, the toughness! Wow!— Geoff (handzofsteel) Neal (@handzofsteelmma) March 8, 2020
This fight is insane. Omg Joanna's forehead 😳 #UFC248— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) March 8, 2020
Watching that live was amazing... #UFC248— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) March 8, 2020