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UFC 193's Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffers probable broken hand in win over Valerie Letourneau in Melbourne

The 115-pound queen's hand is compromised following her successful title defense over "Trouble" in Melbourne and may miss time.

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, was the big winner on a night in which the mixed martial arts' world was shook by Holly Holm's destruction of previous 135-pound champion Ronda Rousey at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV), earning a unanimous-decision win (highlights) over the durable Valerie Letourneau inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia last night (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015).

The revered Polish striker survived a scare in round one, when "Trouble" got the fight to the ground and landed heavy strikes (recap), to settle down and capture the victory "Down Under" through the use of her pinpoint hands and speed advantage.

However, "Joanna Champion's" most dangerous weapons took a beating in the victory (via MMA Fighting):

"Who's next? I don't know. Probably my hand is broken again. I must go to the hospital, but we will see. Probably I will need to take a few more months off, but I will see. It's all Dana (White)'s decisions. I'm going to fight with everyone, any time, anywhere."

Jedrzejczk also suffered a broken thumb following her first title defense over Jessica Penne in June.

Injuries are an all to common theme unfortunately in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) right now, but this doesn't seem like it should prolong her return to the Octagon. In fact, her fellow champion Robbie Lawler recent incurred a broken thumb, delaying his second welterweight title defense against Carlos Condit from November to January 2016.

In any event, it just might make her previous foe and No. 1-ranked contender Claudia Gadelha a bit more antsy.

For complete coverage of the UFC 193: "Rousey vs. Holm" fight card, including post-fight recaps and analysis, click here.

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