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Karolina Kowalkiewicz planned to retire with loss at UFC Vegas 56

Karolina Kowalkiewicz sent Felice Herrig into retirement, but had their fortunes been reversed, it’s Kowalkiewicz’s gloves that would have been left in the octagon. The one-time UFC strawweight title challenger snapped a five-fight, four-year losing streak this past Saturday with a second-round submission of Herrig at UFC Vegas 56. Immediately afterwards, Herrig announced that she had fought for the last time, signaling the end of a 13-year MMA career.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz reveals plans to retire if she lost to Felice Herrig: “Better her than me”

UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz nearly hung up the gloves at UFC Vegas 56. Heading into her showdown with Felice Herrig last Saturday night, the Polish fighter had lost her last five contests. During that stretch, she was finished by Jessica Andrade and Jessica Penne. She also suffered lopsided defeats to Yan Xiaonan, Alexa Grasso, and Michelle Waterson.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz Credits Joanna Jędrzejczyk For UFC Vegas 56 Win

UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz has credited her first win in six fights to former Octagon rival Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Kowalkiewicz got her hand raised for the first time in over four years after submitting Felice Herrig at UFC Vegas 56 last night. The 36-year-old locked in a rear naked choke towards the end of round two, and after feeling the tap from Herrig, got to her knees and broke down in tears.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz credits old foe Joanna Jedrzejczyk for UFC Fight Night 207 win: ‘I am here because of you’

LAS VEGAS – Sacrifice and changes: Karolina Kowalkiewicz made plenty of them ahead of her bout at UFC Fight Night 207. In the roughest stretch of her career and with her back potentially up against the wall, Kowalkiewicz (13-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC) proved the sacrifices and changes worth it when Saturday she submitted Felice Herrig (14-10 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in Round 2 of their strawweight bout at the UFC Apex.
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Felice Herrig retires following submission loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Vegas 56 (Video)

Felice Herrig announced her retirement from MMA immediately following her submission loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at today’s UFC Vegas 56 event. Herrig (14-10 MMA) returned to action for the first time in two years this afternoon for a rematch with Kowalkiewicz (13-7 MMA). The pair had previously met at UFC 223 in April of 2018, with the ‘Polish Princess’ emerging victorious on points.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz ends losing skid in UFC Fight Night 207 prelims

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is back in the win column for the first time in four years. The former strawweight title challenger snapped a five-bout skid at UFC Fight Night 207, as she submitted Felice Herrig with a rear-naked choke 4:01 into Round 2 of their preliminary clash at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday. Herrig has lost four straight fights and falls to 0-2 against Kowalkiewicz.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz Breaks 5 Fight Skid, Felice Herrig Retires Post-Fight: UFC Vegas 56 Results (Highlights)

UFC veteran Karolina Kowalkiewicz returned to the winning sheet at UFC Vegas 56. Kowalkiewicz took on Felice Herrig at UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday and managed to secure a second-round submission of Herrig via rear-naked choke. She was reeling off a skid in her professional career that saw her drop five in a row. Interestingly, Kowalkieiwicz’s last victory inside the octagon came against Herrig in April 2018.
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Video: Felice Herrig retires after UFC Vegas 56 loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Felice Herrig is hanging up the gloves. The veteran UFC strawweight suffered a second-round rear-naked choke loss to ex-title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the featured prelim of UFC Vegas 56, sending her to her fourth consecutive defeat. You got the sense given the lengthy losing streaks of both fighters that at a minimum, the loser was going to depart the promotion, and there was always a distinct possibility of retirement for either fighter.
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UFC Fight Night 207 Prelims: Karolina Kowalkiewicz Ends Skid, Submits Felice Herrig

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is back in the win column for the first time in four years. The former strawweight title challenger snapped a five-bout skid at UFC Fight Night 207, as she submitted Felice Herrig with a rear-naked choke 4:01 into Round 2 of their preliminary clash at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday. Herrig has lost four straight fights and falls to 0-2 against Kowalkiewicz.
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