Marina Rodriguez sees a parallel between she and Zhang Weili’s UFC run

Marina Rodriguez (left) holds UFC wins over veterans Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Zhang Weili only needed three UFC wins to earn a shot at the strawweight championship, and undefeated Brazilian prospect Marina Rodriguez sees that as a model for her own run towards the gold. Rodriguez impressed the UFC […]

Dana White Likes Zhang as Future Foe for Shevchenko More Than Nunes Trilogy

As Amanda Nunes’ reign continues over two divisions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it has become difficult to target future opponents for the Brazilian star. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Champ Zhang Weili returns to China six weeks after UFC 248 classic

Zhang Weili is finally going home, more than a month after her all-time great title fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248. Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), the reigning UFC strawweight champion, endured a wild travel experience leading up to her encounter with Jedrzejczyk on March 7. She was forced to leave her native China […]

UFC Champ Weili Zhang Returns to China Following Lengthy Stay in U.S.

Weili Zhang will finally return home to China following her memorable strawweight championship victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk on March 7. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joanna Jedrzejczyk sees Zhang Weili rematch as ‘money fight’ for UFC: ‘People want to see it’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks a rematch with champion Zhang Weili could do big numbers for the UFC. The former strawweight champion attempted to dethrone Zhang last month in the co-main event of UFC 248 in Las Vegas. It was a competitive and high-paced five-round battle that ended in a split decision favoring the Chinese champion. The fight […]

Chatri Sityodtong ‘would love’ to see ONE champion Xiong Jing Nan fight Zhang Weili

Chatri Sityodtong | ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong has a grand idea for a clash that would make history not just for the Asian MMA scene, but for the sport in general. The ONE Championship chairman hosted a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday and was asked to name a “dream matchup for women’s mixed martial arts.” […]

Shevchenko Thinks Zhang Lost at UFC 248, Predicts Short Title Reign for Strawweight Queen

Valentina Shevchenko has been linked to a potential superfight with Weili Zhang for some time now, but after watching UFC 248, the reigning flyweight queen doesn’t think things will ever progress to that point. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Envisions Weili Zhang Following Star-Building Path Similar to McGregor, Rousey

Weili Zhang passed a significant test at UFC 248, and it seems like even bigger things could be on the way for the Chinese strawweight champion. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 248 Medicals: Zhang, Jedrzejczyk Get Two Months; Seven Fighters Facing Six-Month Terms

The combatants in the leading candidate for 2020 “Fight of the Year” emerged from UFC 248 relatively unscathed. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk both released from hospital with no significant injuries

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Strawweight champion Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk went to war for five rounds on Saturday night in a fight for the ages in the UFC 248 co-main event. The back-and-forth battle ended with Zhang winning a razor-close split decision but both fighters showed the after effects of nearly 400 strikes landed […]

Video: Reaction to Israel Adesanya, Zhang Weili title defenses at UFC 248

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on site all week for UFC 248, and staff reporters Mike Bohn, Nolan King and Danny Segura have you covered with a recap of what went down Saturday night. What did we learn from the night’s main event, in which Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) defended his middleweight […]

How judges scored Zhang Weili’s split decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248

By the time Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk completed 25 minutes of beating each other up at UFC 248, there was one question on everyone’s mind: How the heck will the judges score the fight? Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Jedrzejczyk (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) put on an all-time classic in Saturday night’s co-main […]

UFC 248 bonuses: Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk take home well deserved ‘Fight of the Night’ honors

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on one of the greatest fights in UFC history on Saturday night, and they were both rewarded after the show was over. The co-main event was a no-brainer for “Fight of the Night” at UFC 248 as Zhang and Jedrzejczyk will each go home with […]

UFC 248 Bonuses: Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk Easy Choice for ‘Fight of the Night’

Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a show for the ages in the UFC 248 co-main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 248 live blog: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will clash in the UFC 248 co-main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is the UFC 248 live blog for Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the strawweight championship co-main event on Saturday in Las Vegas. Weili attempts the first defense of the strawweight title she won this past August […]

Zhang Weili Found Her Voice In Mixed Martial Arts

A pair of epiphanies led Zhang Weili to UFC gold and readied her for her first title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes Zhang Weili is a very similar matchup as ex-champ Jessica Andrade

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — As she attempts to reclaim the strawweight title at UFC 248, Joanna Jedrzejczyk sees a lot of similarities between current champion Zhang Weili and ex-champ Jessica Andrade, who she dominated in a lopsided decision back in 2017. Jedrzejczyk also discusses how nutrition and weight cutting are definitely among […]

Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to make Zhang Weili ‘quit’ at UFC 248

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — After an open workout for media and fans, UFC strawweight title challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk spoke about her upcoming fight against Zhang Weili at UFC 248. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

The War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248

It’s champion vs. former champion in Las Vegas on Saturday. UFC strawweight queen Zhang Weili (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) puts her 115-pound title on the line against the most dominant champion in the division’s short history, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC). It’s a matchup that has captured the imagination of fight fans leading into […]

Zhang Weili UFC 248 open workout highlights

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At UFC 248 open workouts, Zhang Weili puts on a show for the fans and the media Wednesday afternoon View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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