The best fighter coming out of Poland is, quite obviously, UFC female strawweight champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk… which makes Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who lost to the champ last year, a pretty clear number two.
And that’s fine. Because it means Kowalkiewicz gets to ease into a co-main event slot at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland, this weekend, swinging at the softball known as Jodie Esquibel. There are surely accolades to be had as a local fighter with almost-top billing, taking out a game but not-so-highly-ranked fighter before a roaring crowd.
Although she recently lost handily to Claudia Gadelha, the UFC wants you to get hyped about Kowalkiewicz. To that end, they’ve put together this nice little video for her.
Watch and enjoy.