Julie Kedzie announces her retirement

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Julie Kedzie, a pioneer in women's MMA, has decided that her fight at UFC Fight Night 33 on Friday night will be her last.

Kedzie lost via split decision to Bethe Correia (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), losing her fourth straight fight. Kedzie, who was 16-13 overall in her career, was most well-known for her fight against Gina Carano on EliteXC: Destiny on Feb. 10, 2007.

Here is her announcement via Twitter below:

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