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What happened to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s forehead at UFC 248 against Zhang Weili?

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland enters the ring for her UFC women's strawweight championship bout against Rose Namajunas (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk faced Zhang Weili at UFC 248 and badly hurt her forehead in the clash

The UFC 248 clash saw Joanna Jedrzejczyk picked up a nasty forehead bump against Zhang Weili.

Jedrzejczyk was trying to win the Women’s Strawweight title from Weili, and the fight went to five rounds.

This clash will go down as one of the greatest bouts in UFC history. The two women went right at each other with all they had, and the respect between them grew during the fight.

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Zhang Weili of China attends the press conference after the UFC Fight Night event (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)

Jedrzejczyk also ended up with a nasty head injury during the latter stages of the fight, and this was when Zhang caught hold of a leg and smashed straight into her forehead.

As the fourth and fifth rounds went by, you could see the swelling on Jedrzejczyk’s head growing. This was a target for Zhang and she hit that part of the body regularly.

This was a little incredible given that Zhang had suggested that she would target Joanna’s face, and the Chinese champion did exactly did at UFC 248.

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Zhang Weili posing after a training session in Beijing (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

Pictures from the before and after fight highlighted the damage done to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s forehead, and it was a major surprise how she continued fighting.

Several UFC stars and fans lauded her courage and ability to keep fighting, and she also was excellent in the clash.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk also throws a few punches

The former Strawweight champion also didn’t let up in this fight. There were close to 600 strikes thrown over the five rounds, and the final two were madcap, to say the least.

Either of the fighters could have won the clash but it was Zhang who retained the title in her first defence.

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: Joanna Jedrzejczyk reacts in between rounds of her UFC women’s strawweight championship bout at UFC 223 at Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

The Chinese had a lot of respect for her Polish opponent after the fight. Jedrzejczyk also had the same for Zhang after this incredible encounter.

It will be interesting to see when Joanna is back in the Octagon after this brutal fight. However, she should be back stronger than ever after this.

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