Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be the first title defence for Zhang against the longest-reigning UFC Champion in Strawweight history. Weili has been only 3 fights in the UFC when she was given a title shot against Andrade. Zhang won that fight and became the first Chinese champion in history. Joanna has won 2 of her past three fights and now is looking to reclaim her title which she managed to defend five times. To have more insights on this MMA Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight, please read our preview below.
For Weili it will be only 5th fight in the UFC and it will the first for a title defence. Surprisingly, she got her chance to fight for the title after only 3 fights in the UFC. However, when the time came to show what she got, Weili has shown everyone why she was given this chance. She knocked out Andrade with stunning KO in the very first round and became the first Chinese woman to become a champion. However, the real test will be a match against Joanna.
Joanna has won her past two fights at strawweight with her only loss in her previous three fights against reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko in a flyweight title bout. Following her win over Waterson in October, Joanna appeared to be number 1 contender in the division and now she will get her chance to reclaim the strawweight title after previously holding and defending the belt on five different occasions. It is a good chance, but Joanna must not underestimate her opponent as Andrade did.
Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before, and it will make the fight even more unpredictable.
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