Joanna is a very good striker. No doubt about it. But is Joanna's striking a bit overrated? This is the question which I resolve to answer today. Watching her against Karla Benitez and Kate Jackson tells me 2 things: 1) Joanna was just winging sloppy punches against those scrubs. 2) Joanna still couldn't put those scrubs away during the fight (Jackson quit between rounds but wasn't KO'd) Can anybody here honestly say that JJ wasn't winging sloppy punches and kicks against an overmatched Kate Jackson? Jackson's striking defense makes Esparza look like Mayweather. Then she fought Julia Berezikova and her striking didn't look all that phenomenal. She couldn't finish Julia either. Then she fought Lima and Gadelha and couldn't put them away either, nor did she wreck them (and besides the single knockdown, Gadelha was competitive on the feet). Lima did okay on the feet too. So WHY are we comparing Joanna's striking to Floyd Mayweather or K-1 champs? So I ask: Are MMA pundits using fanboy-ism to overrate JJ's striking? Answer: Yes. Penne and Esparza are 2 fighters who, without their grappling, become human versions of punching bags. IMO Claudia will likely win the rematch and Justine Kish will show better striking against JJ when they eventually fight. She's a good striker but nothing more, IMO. Discuss.