Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks totally unrecognisable after brutal UFC fight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk looked barely recognisable following her UFC 248 defeat by Weili Zhang.
The Polish superstar was taken to hospital for her injuries, which left her face looking completely disfigured, on Saturday night.
Jedrzejczyk lost the fight, in which she was challenging Zhang to win back her strawweight crown.
Fans were treated to a spectacle, with many claiming that the fight was the greatest women's MMA fight in UFC history.
But the fight was so brutal on both fighters that they both had to be rushed to hospital following the fight.
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Jedrzejczyk had suffered a horrific-looking hematoma on her forehead, which altered her whole facial complexion.
The rest of her face looked swollen, showing the battle scars from one of the most intense battles in recent memory.
Zhang herself was left with puffed-out cheeks from the impact she faced in the fight.
Following the fight, Jedrzejczyk said: "You see my swelling? She did great.
"There was something missing but I felt all the punches and the swelling was bothering me.
"My head was going on and off. Congrats, champ. I'm very happy we had a good fight."
The fight's plaudits included UFC president Dana White, who tweeted: “F***ing incredible fight!”
Zhang won the fight on a tight split-decision, which could force both fighters to step into the Octagon and face off once more in the near future.
It was Zhang's first defence of the title which she won from Jessica Andrade last August.
But she admits that she was nervous before the scorecards were read out.
She said: "I wasn't really sure that I got it, it was a great performance and we're all martial artists here.
"We're artisans, we don't want any trash talk here, we want mutual respect. We want to set a good example for the kids."
- Dana White
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