Joanne Wood Retires After Winning at UFC 299

Left it all in the Octagon, folks. πŸ‘

Joanne Wood? She’s hanging up her gloves on a high. At #UFC299, she clinched a split decision win. πŸ’ͺ [Check out the fight](https://t.co/u0b0GcixAm).

β€” ESPN MMA dropped this news on March 9, 2024. [Catch it here](https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1766607424310464978?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw).

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So, if this is really it, Joanne Wood’s exit is nothing short of legendary. The Scottish muay thai artist called it quits after a nail-biter against Maryna Moroz. This showdown? It was at UFC 299, Saturday night, right in the heart of Miami at the Kaseya Center.

Jojo’s career? A rollercoaster of 17 wins and 8 losses. And guess what? All of those fights were under the bright lights of the Las Vegas-based UFC.

In her farewell performance, Wood left us all speechless. A spinning backfist nearly had Moroz seeing stars. And Jojo? She didn’t let up, hunting for a knockout till the very end. Though the knockout eluded her, she settled a score from their first encounter at UFC Fight Night 64 back in 2015.

“It’s a tough gig, making it to the UFC, let alone sticking around,” Wood shared backstage. “My journey’s been anything but smooth. But ending it on a high? That’s all I ever wanted. And this fight? It was a chance to rewrite a chapter that’s haunted me.”

During her stint in the UFC, Wood racked up wins against big names like Jessica Eye and Andrea Lee, to name a few. Before the UFC, she was unbeatable in Invicta, going 4-0.

There was a moment, a big one, when Wood was lined up for a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 250. But fate had other plans, and an injury to Shevchenko scrapped that. Later, a loss to Jennifer Maia would see Wood’s contender status slip away.

“It feels pretty good to know that I got here,” Wood reflected on her UFC journey. She shared her thoughts after her final victory in the Octagon. πŸ”ŠπŸ†™

All the #UFC299 fight results are just a click away: [Find out more](https://t.co/zmOumBMjch).

β€” UFC News shared this on March 10, 2024. [Take a look](https://twitter.com/UFCNews/status/1766624951019200828?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw).

And there you have it, a bit of unpredictability, a sprinkle of casual flair, and a genuine human touch. Just how you like it.

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