UFC Tampa live blog: Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson

This is the UFC Tampa live blog for Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson, a strawweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Jedrzejczyk, the former UFC strawweight champion who has lost three of her last four fights, faces Waterson, who has won three straight, in the main event.

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Round 1: Feints from both, and Jedrzejczyk attacks the legs early. The ex-champ looses a combo, and Waterson drives for a takedown. She breaks off and lands a combo inside, prompting Jedrzejczyk to clinch up against the cage. Waterson reverses on the fence and tries elbows in close. Jedrzejczyk tries to slide away, and Waterson breaks off the cage. Jedrzejczyk goes back to her kicks, and she lands a few stiff punches when Waterson gets in range. Waterson ducks under again, and this time, Jedrzejczyk is ready. Waterson again presses her against the fence, and she’s reversed. Knees and elbows in the clinch, and Jedrzejczyk resists a turn against the fence. They trade position again, and Jedrzejczyk is pressing Waterson into the cage. Less than one minute to go, and Waterson’s attempt to turn off a knee is routed. Jedrzejczyk is landing knees and elbows in close and continuing to control position. Suddenly, she wheels to the back and ends the frame trying to drag Waterson down.

MMAFighting scores the first round 10-9 for Jedrzejczyk.

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