Joanna Jedrzejczyk was KO’d by Zhang Weili with a spinning backfist in the UFC.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk & Zhang Weili

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, both former UFC women’s strawweight champions, clashed for the second time on Saturday night.

It was a rematch of the “Fight of the Year” for 2020, according to several publications.

The fight ended in the second round after “Magnum” floored Jedrzejczyk with a spectacular spinning back fist. Zhang now leads the former 115-pound champion by a score of 2-0.

During fight week, UFC president Dana White told MMA Underground’s John Morgan that the winner of the UFC 275 main event would be given the next shot at 115-pound gold. “Whoever wins this fight will undoubtedly face [women’s strawweight champion Carla] Esparza for the title,” White said, according to MMA Fighting. “I’m sure [Esparza] will be keeping a close eye on this Saturday and will be ready to roll with whoever comes out on top.”

Esparza dethroned Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 last month to reclaim the 115-pound title for the second time.

Esparza and Zhang are expected to fight inside the Octagon, according to reports. And during the broadcast, Jedrzejczyk announced her retirement.

Some of the Most Insightful Reactions to Zhang vs. Zhou Jedrzejczyk is a Polish name for a person who lives in Poland.

Zhang’s KO victory over the Polish fighter drew some of the best reactions.

“That was slick and nasty!” exclaims UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. #UFC275,” says the fighter.

“Zhang Weili!!!” tweeted former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo. She isn’t going to give up until she gets her hands on that gold. “The world’s greatest strawweight has returned!”

Weili, Zhang! She isn’t going to give up until she gets her hands on that gold. The world’s greatest strawweight has returned! #ufc275 is a hashtag for a fight that takes place in the United States of

— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 12, 2022

“JJ is a savage and a legend in this sport!” tweeted UFC welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, a fan favorite. I respect her for who she is and what she has accomplished and will continue to do so in the future!! This fighter is incredible! “JJ, I appreciate it.”

In this sport, JJ is a beast and a legend! I respect her for who she is and what she has accomplished and will continue to do so in the future!! This fighter is incredible! JJ, thank you so much for your support in #UFC275.

On June 12, 2022, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) tweeted:

“A choreographed knockout in a movie would never look as incredible as that,” TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter wrote on Twitter. Simply amazing.”

In a movie, a choreographed knockout would never look as good.

Just masterful.

— June 12, 2022, Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter)

“Man,” Ariel Helwani of “The MMA Hour,” wrote on Twitter. Joanna is knocked out in the second round by Zhang’s spinning back fist. Joanna throws herself to the ground. Amazing fight (again), amazing performance by Zhang, and an unbelievable finish.”

There’s a guy. Joanna is knocked out in the second round by Zhang’s spinning back fist. Joanna throws herself to the ground. Amazing fight (again), amazing performance by Zhang, and an amazing finish.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 12, 2022

“Looks like Zhang has that spinning back fist dialed up as her go-to when the side kick misses to the outside,” Luke Thomas of “Morning Kombat” wrote on Twitter.

When the side kick misses to the outside, Zhang appears to have dialed in that spinning back fist.

— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) June 12, 2022

“Congrats to Weili on an incredible win and congrats to Joanna on an incredible career,” UFC heavyweight fighter Tanner Boser tweeted.

Weili, congratulations on an incredible win, and Joanna, congratulations on an incredible career. 275 UFC

— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) June 12, 2022

Twitter Reactions Continue

“OMG.,” tweeted ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Make a freaking bow, Zhang Weili. Wow. She’s a stud in every sense of the word. In every way, he’s progressing. Tonight, I fought superbly. Seven of the best MMA rounds in recent years get an exclamation point.”

I’m speechless. Make a freaking bow, Zhang Weili. Wow. She’s a stud in every sense of the word. In every way, he’s progressing. Tonight, I fought superbly. Seven of the best MMA rounds in recent years get an exclamation point.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 12, 2022

“Zhang Weili’s knockout tonight, according to @ESPNStatsInfo, is only the 10th spinning backfist KO in UFC history, and the first by a woman,” he continued.

Zhang Weili’s KO tonight is only the tenth spinning backfist KO in UFC history, and the first by a woman, according to @ESPNStatsInfo.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 12, 2022

“Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a total champion and legend,” one fight fan wrote on Twitter. Always respect. She was the first woman to compete in the Strawweight division. #UFC275,” says the fighter.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is an absolute legend and total champion. Always respect. She was the first woman to compete in the Strawweight division. 275 UFC

— Maximum Power (@TheMaximumPower) June 12, 2022

“Zhang was on a whole new level tonight!” wrote one Twitter user. Another level altogether! Such a ferocious strike wave! What in the world is this? Joanna was completely devoid of responses. #UFC275,” says the fighter.

“I think Weili would absolutely handle Carla,” another fan wrote.

Weili has incredible strength, and I believe she could easily handle Carla #UFC275.

— JayJ🇲🇽 (@FatboyRaider915) June 12, 2022

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