VanZant Wants ‘Hottie’ Rematch With Jedrzejczyk Heavy
For those of you just joining us, news broke earlier this morning that former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, will be unable to make the 115-pound limit for her Michelle Waterson main event on ESPN+ this weekend in Tampa.
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That means “Karate Hottie” will have to accept a catchweight fight in order to remain on the card, or jump ship and resurface at a later date. And if she’s having trouble finding willing opponents, a familiar face will be standing by.
“Hey UFC, if Michelle doesn’t have a fight, I’ll make 115 and fight her December 14th,” Paige VanZant wrote on Twitter. “The fight would be almost three years later to the day since the first fight.”
Waterson holds a first-round submission win over “12 Gauge” from their UFC on FOX 22 headliner back in late 2016. VanZant (8-4) has since moved up to the flyweight division, but it sounds like the opportunity to avenge a loss is just too good to pass up.
That said, it’s unlikely Waterson (17-6) — or UFC — would be willing to wait that long.