Zhang Weili granted U.S. visa, Yan Xiaonan lands in Auckland for UFC fight

Zhang Weili puts her title on the line against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in March. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the end, despite several scary roadblocks along the way, Chinese strawweights Zhang Weili and Yan Xiaonan are one step closer to making it to the Octagon. Along with welterweight Li Jingliang, the fighters decided […]

Zhang Weili changes plans, wants to finish UFC 248 camp in Las Vegas due to coronavirus outbreak

Zhang Weili will defend her UFC strawweight belt against Joanna Jedrzejczyk on March 7. | STR/AFP via Getty Images With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency and hundreds of deaths and thousands of confirmed cases in China, Zhang Weili and her team have decided to change plans. Zhang is […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk responds to Zhang Weili after removing coronavirus post

Joanna Jedrzejczyk has issued a response to Zhang Weili. On Tuesday, the former strawweight queen reposted a meme to her Instagram story. The image was a takeoff of the UFC 248 fight poster. However, a gas mask was photoshopped on Jedrzejczyk (15-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC). The insertion of the mask poked fun at the current […]

Zhang Weili questions Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s character for joking about coronavirus

Joanna Jedrzejczyk took an insensitive jab at Zhang Weili that she appears to have instantly regretted. In her Instagram story, Jedrzejczyk posted an image of herself standing behind UFC strawweight champion Weili while wearing a gas mask, implying that she is protecting herself from the possibility of catching the coronavirus, which is currently at the […]

Weili Zhang responds to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s coronavirus jab: ‘Do not joke about what’s happening here’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang has responded to an image that was posted to title challenger and former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Instagram story, which appeared to poke fun at the deadly coronavirus. View this post on Instagram To make fun of tragedy is a true sign of ones character. People are […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk expects to fight ‘strong animal’ Zhang Weili like Jessica Andrade

Joanna Jedrzeczyk (red gloves) punches Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s next fight is against one of the strawweight division’s most proven finishers, a scenario she’s more than familiar with. In an interview on the UFC Undisputed podcast, Jedrzejczyk let it be […]

Video: Take a look at champ Zhang Weili’s first day of training camp ahead of UFC 248

Zhang Weili officially has started training camp for her first title defense. UFC strawweight champion Weili (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) takes on former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) at UFC 248 on March 7. YouTube channel “Teach, Train and Travel” has released a video showing some of the champ’s strength and conditioning training […]

Brutal body shots: Dana White impressed as Zhang Weili shows punching power ahead of UFC 248

The upcoming battle for the UFC women’s strawweight title between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 is already one of the stand-out matchups of early 2020. And, if the Chinese UFC champion’s latest video is anything to go by, we could be set for an explosive encounter. Weili (20-1, 4-0 UFC) posted a […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Zhang Weili has ‘juicy’ punches, but ‘I will show her this Polish power very soon’

LAS VEGAS – Joanna Jedrzejczyk is ready to stand toe to toe with UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili’s power punches. Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), the former 115-pound champ, will look to reclaim her title when she challenges Weili (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) on March 7 at UFC 248. Weili captured the title in August […]

China’s Song Yadong sees UFC champ Zhang Weili beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk: ‘She has better striking technique’

WASHINGTON – Song Yadong doesn’t think the UFC’s strawweight champion will lose her belt in her next title defense. The Team Alpha Male fighter, who’s set to compete at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C., against Cody Stamann, thinks Zhang Weili will defeat Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first title defense, scheduled for UFC […]

Weili Zhang to Spend Part of Camp at Roufusport Ahead of UFC 248 Title Defense

Weili Zhang is enlisting some extra help ahead of her first strawweight title defense. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejcyzk targeted for UFC 248

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It appears Weili Zhang has her first title defense scheduled, and she’ll be going up against the longest reigning champion in strawweight history. Coming off a win over Jessica Andrade to claim the 115-pound belt in August, Weili is expected to meet Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a featured title fight at UFC […]

Champ Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk agree to UFC 248 title fight

Zhang Weili’s first UFC strawweight title defense will come against the division’s most successful champion. Former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to regain the crown when she challenges Weili for the 115-pound belt at UFC 248, which takes place March 7 at a location to be determined. MMA Junkie confirmed with multiple people close to […]

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Targeted for UFC 248 on March 7

Weili Zhang is expected to make her first strawweight title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 on March 7. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Zhang Weili Labels Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘Angry & Emotional’ Ahead of Rumored Title Fight

Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight champion Zhang Weili is rumored to be making her first title defense against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk sometime next year and the pair have already engaged in a war-of-words ahead of the potential fight. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White excited about ‘very fun fight’ between Weili Zhang, Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang didn’t seem all that interested in a fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk a few months ago, but it appears her opinion has changed. The reigning queen at 115 pounds responded to recent comments from Jedrzejczyk where she talked about the potential showdown with the title on the […]

Weili Zhang Hints at UFC Strawweight Title Defense vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Though nothing is official, Weili Zhang may have her first strawweight title defense lined up. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ex-UFC champ Jessica Andrade thinks Joanna Jedrzejczyk won’t be able to handle Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight championship to Weili Zhang back in August. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade almost got a title eliminator against Michelle Waterson when Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s weight made her a question mark. The UFC approached Andrade’s team when Jedrzejczyk struggled to slim down ahead of UFC […]

UFC champ Zhang Weili prefers Valentina Shevchenko bout over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili has fixed her visa issues and hopes to fight in the U.S. soon, but says she doesn’t think she should face former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk next. Speaking through an interpreter backstage at UFC at ESPN 6, Weili (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), said she’d agree to face Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, […]

Video: Zhang Weili prefers fight against Valentina Shevchenko or Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

MMA Fighting BOSTON — Backstage at UFC on ESPN 6, strawweight champion Zhang Weili talks about her recent visa issues, her thoughts on matchups with Valentina Shevchenko, Rose Namajunas, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, not being aware of the conflict between the NBA and China, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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