Freja

Jörgensen Freja

Name: Freja Jörgensen
Born: June 22, 1990
Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight: 121 lb (55 kg)
Nationality: Sweden
Hometown: Stockholm
IWFC Record: 4-1-1

BIOGRAPHY

Early Life

Freja Jörgensen was a Swedish gymnast with Olympic aspirations. However at the age of 18 she failed to make the cut to represent Sweden in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With her hopes dashed, she took out her frustration on her fellow gymnast Isabel Graaf whom she thought made the team unfairly over her. The two girls had never seen eye to eye, and one month before the olympics they got into a brawl after a routine training session in the gym. When the coaches and trainers heard loud cries in the locker room and rushed to the scene, Freja had already dislocated Isabel’s shoulder in an armlock. She was promptly booted off the national team, and shortly after began her career as a fighter in the Scandinavian catfighting league. The Brokartök Glima (a form of Swedish martial arts) training she had received since her childhood helped her to win 11 straight fights and made her the Queen of Catfight. She held the title for almost a year before losing to Denmark’s Ida Svensson who later became her friend. During the 2010 IWFC Christmas party, Freja met Kaitlyn Langton who was so impressed with her that she urged her to sign with the IWFC and join the Hellcatz. In 2011, Freja officially signed with the IWFC and became a member of the Hellcatz.

Fighting Style

Freja is very athletic and flexible, and she complements her pliant body with an unyielding mindset during a fight. In the Scandinavian catfighting league she was known to have never surrendered even if pain had pushed her into tears. Some say her stubbornness was foolish since she risked serious long term injuries. Freja studied Brokartök glíma for many years and is quite accomplished in this Swedish fighting form. But the Brokartök glíma strictly fights erect and her ground techniques are seriously lacking. She can be defeated if her opponent can take her down and out-grapple her.

Career in the IWFC

Freja Jörgensen signed with the IWFC in March of 2011, and right away Kaitlyn Langton (leader of the Hellcatz) wanted to test her abilities. She asked Megan Callahan, another Hellcat, to test the new Swedish recruit. On March 20, Megan provoked Freja into a catfight in the office and Freja more than proved her worth by defeating her Canadian opponent. She was welcomed into the Hellcatz with open arms. Her next opponent was Belén Zenere of Argentina on June 12. The fight was one of the most vicious in club history. Freja was dominated by Belén with her hair torn out and her body bruised, but she refused to submit. In the end, she passed out in the clutches of Belén’s rear-naked choke. Although she lost the fight, she won great fame with her tenacity. Then on August 21 Freja faced Lorna Fiscella of USA. Lorna also had aspirations to join the Hellcatz, but Freja wouldn’t allow herself to be the American fighter’s stepping stone. She eventually defeated Lorna 3 falls to 2 in a close contest.

To start the 2012 season Freja was pitted against one of the top fighters in the IWFC, Yvonne Lefébure of France on Match 11. Not appreciating being slighted by the veteran French, Freja fought her heart out and clawed her way back from a 0:2 start to even the match. She eventually choked Yvonne out in the closing seconds, but the referee ruled the match a draw as time had already expired. (See “Saved by the Bell”) On May 27 Freja faced Vanessa Chewey of USA in a shootfighting contest. Although she submitted her American opponent in the third round, she suffered a sprained neck and was forced out of action for more than a year.

Freja finally returned on July 28, 2013 to compete in another shootfight against Callisto Lucioni of Italy. While Callisto dominated her for most of the match, even reducing the Swedish blonde to tears on two occasions, Freja eventually won the fight via a neck-scissor that choked Callisto out cold. (See “Tears of Pain”)


NOTABLE FIGHTS

Opponent
(Date)
Style
(Format)
Decision
(Method)
Appearances
(Notes)
Win italy_mini Callisto Lucioni
(July-28-2013)
Shootfight Knockout
(Neck-Scissor)
Tears of Pain
Win united-states_mini Vanessa Chewey
(May-27-2012)
Shootfight Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Draw france_mini Yvonne Lefébure
(Mar-11-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
2:2 Time Saved by the Bell
Win united-states_mini Lorna Fiscella
(Aug-21-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Pin
(Five-Count Pin)
Loss argentina_mini Belén Zenere
(Jun-12-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:1 Knockout
(Rear-Naked Choke)
Win canada_mini Megan Callahan
(Mar-20-2011)
Catfight
(Office)
Submission
(Schoolgirl Pin)

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