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Jedrzejczyk says she turned down Zhang fight three times

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she turned down a fight with Weili Zhang three times before the new champ won the title at UFC Shenzhen. …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk on why she turned down Weili Zhang three times before title capture: ‘She needed me’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes a victory over Michelle Waterson on Oct. 12 will be enough to secure her a title shot against Weili Zhang, but she …read more

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UFC's David Shaw talks GSP vs. Khabib, UFC Africa, and Weili Zhang's impact

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Ahead of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver, UFC senior vice president of international and content David Shaw spoke with the media on the state …read more

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Weili Zhang Believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is 'Not As Good' As During Her Title Reign

Newly-crowned UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang is not too high on the current status of her predecessor, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, once thought the pound-for-pound best woman in MMA. …read more

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Report: UFC looks to double broadcast fees in China after Zhang’s win

Weili Zhang’s title win could be very profitable for the UFC. The UFC recently crowned their first Chinese UFC champion in Weili Zhang, and the promotion is looking to immediately …read more

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Brendan Schaub responds to backlash after bashing strawweight division

Brendan Schaub didn’t watch the recent UFC Shenzhen card, which was topped by a strawweight title fight between challenger Weili Zhang and champ Jessica Andrade. In fact, in the wake …read more

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Video: Weili Zhang says Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn’t as good as when she was champion

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Backstage at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, strawweight champion Weili Zhang talks about how her life has changed since winning the …read more

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UFC 242 fan Q&A video (with Cejudo, Zhang, Gastelum and Gadelha)

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At a UFC 242 fan Q&A before weigh-ins, Henry Cejudo, Weili Zhang, Kelvin Gastelum, and Claudia Gadelha took questions from those gathered in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Weili Zhang on Valentina Shevchenko: 'If you want to be the best, you have to fight the best'

ABU DHABI – Newly crowned women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang has received quite a bit of flack for calling out flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
But there’s a reason for that. She …read more

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BJ Penn: “China is going to have a lot of great champions.”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn believes Weili Zhang is the first of many future champions from China.
Zhang needed only 42-seconds to finish Jessica Andrade in last weekend’s …read more

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My Bet Is On ‘Magnum’

I would say that Henry Cejudo is getting a little too big for his britches, but seeing “Triple C” next to newly-crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, has me …read more

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Schaub: I don’t give a f—k about women’s strawweight

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Less than a week after Weili Zhang’s monumental win at UFC Shenzhen, Brendan Schaub had this to say about the UFC strawweight division. History …read more

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Dana White: Weili Zhang’s next opponent will ‘depend on a lot of things’

Not long after Weili Zhang captured the UFC strawweight belt with a first-round stoppage of Jessica Andrade at UFC Shenzhen, fans began to speculate as to who might provide the …read more

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Dana White breaks down UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier, addresses Conor McGregor and BJ Penn

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UFC president Dana White sat down with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto to discuss all things UFC.
White rehashed the importance of Weili Zhang’s historical victory over Jessica Andrade …read more

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Jessica Andrade’s Coach Says She Tried To Knock Weili Zhang Out to Prove Doubters Wrong

Jessica Andrade lost her strawweight title over the weekend when she was stopped in just 42 seconds by Weili Zhang, who became the first Chinese champion in UFC history. According …read more

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Brendan Schaub Isn’t A Fan Of UFC Women’s Strawweight Division

Brendan Schaub has no interest in watching cards headlined by UFC strawweights. Weili Zhang made history this past Saturday (Aug. 31). She became the first UFC champion from China when …read more

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Weili Zhang calls out Henry Cejudo, says she will take his ‘gold back to Beijing’

Weili Zhang is ready for a fight with current UFC men’s flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo.
Zhang is the UFC’s new women’s strawweight champion after knocking out Jessica Andrade at …read more

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UFC Rankings Update: Weili Zhang Climbs Strawweight Ranks, Nate Diaz Rises

The UFC has updated their rankings after UFC Shenzhen. Most notably Weili Zhang climbed the strawweight rankings, while Nate Diaz continues his climb at welterweight. Zhang is coming off of …read more

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Jessica Andrade’s Coach Explains What Went Wrong Against Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade got off to a fast start against Weili Zhang, but she ended up being finished quickly. Zhang made history by stopping Andrade in 42 seconds at UFC Shenzhen. …read more

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Zhang to Cejudo: ‘You better hide or I’m taking your gold back to Beijing’

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Newly-crowned UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang hits back at Henry Cejudo. UFC double-champ Henry Cejudo has not been shy with calling out female fighters. …read more

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UFC rankings update | Weili Zhang soars at strawweight, Israel Adesanya joins P4P rankings

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last weekend’s UFC Shenzhen card, and as expected, there have been some big changes.
Most notably, Weili Zhang has assumed …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko Wants Weili Zhang to Earn Flyweight Shot

Valentina Shevchenko has not reciprocated the interest for a potential champion vs. champion fight against Weili Zhang. The flyweight champion believes that much more work needs to be handed in …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko won't allow Weili Zhang to skip UFC title shot line for second time

ABU DHABI – Valentina Shevchenko was impressed by Weili Zhang’s historic title victory at UFC on ESPN+ 15. But not so much that she wants to move mountains for a …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 3: Weili Zhang makes major moves

We have a new queen in the UFC strawweight division, and she’s made some big moves in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.
In just her fourth UFC bout, Weili …read more

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Coach: Zhang has the ‘potential and talent’ to beat every strawweight in her path

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Coach Pedro Jordao believes Weili Zhang could rule the strawweight throne for a long time. Riding a twenty fight win streak and a slew …read more

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Jessica Andrade’s coach laments ‘euphoria’ that led to UFC Shenzhen loss, suggests December return vs. Nina Ansaroff

Jessica Andrade (pictured) lost the UFC strawweight title to Weili Zhang in Shenzhen, China. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jessica Andrade came up short in her attempt to defend …read more

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Jessica Andrade wants to have a ‘real fight’ with Weili Zhang after UFC Shenzhen

Jessica Andrade is no longer the UFC strawweight champion. In the main event of UFC Shenzhen, she was knocked out by Chinese challenger, Weili Zhang in just 42 seconds.
It was …read more

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Jessica Andrade Looks Forward to “Real Fight” Against Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade’s strawweight championship run may have come to an end last Saturday, but she has no plans of fading into the background. Weili Zhang defeated Jessica Andrade in 42 …read more

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Andrade wants rematch against Zhang, so they can fight ‘for real’

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Jessica Andrade would like to have another go at now champion Weili Zhang after her 42-second loss at UFC China. Former UFC strawweight champion …read more

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‘Her Hands Landed First And I Went Down’

David G. McIntyre-USA TODAY Sports

Jessica Andrade coughed up her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight championship this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 31, 2019) to Weili Zhang after “Magnum” …read more

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Coach expects long reign for Weili Zhang after impressive UFC title win

Weili Zhang won all four UFC fights in just 12 months, stopping Jessica Andrade to win the belt. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Weili Zhang scored one of the …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #2980: UFC 242 preview, Weili Zhang, B.J. Penn, Henry Cejudo, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here!
Covered in Episode 2,980 of the podcast, the fellas preview Saturday’s big UFC 242 event in Abu …read more

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What’s next for Weili Zhang and Jessica Andrade after UFC Shenzhen?

Jessica Andrade was looking for her first title defense when she took on Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. It was an important fight in the strawweight …read more

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Jessica Andrade Releases Statement On UFC Shenzhen Loss

Jessica Andrade is no longer the UFC strawweight champion after being knocked out in 42 seconds by Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. Now, following the loss, …read more

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Jessica Andrade releases lengthy statement following UFC Shenzhen loss to Weili Zhang

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Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight title to Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC’s first trip to Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, and …read more

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White: Weili became a global star, looked like the most vicious woman on Earth

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Expect the UFC to put the marketing machine behind their first Chinese champion. It only took 42 seconds for Weili Zhang to pull off …read more

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Jessica Andrade issues statement after loss to Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade is no longer the UFC strawweight champ.
The Brazilian, who captured the title earlier this year with a slam-induced knockout of Rose Namajunas, surrendered the belt to China’s Weili …read more

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Henry Cejudo responds to Weili Zhang’s ‘sex change’ comment

UFC men’s flyweight and bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo has recently made joking callouts of several female UFC stars: flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko, bantamweight and featherweight champ Amanda Nunes, and top …read more

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Weili Zhang receives praise from Dwayne Johnson, Tom Brady, other stars

In just 42 seconds, Weili Zhang captured the UFC strawweight title, became the first Chinese champion in UFC history, and became one of the brightest young stars in MMA.
In fact, …read more

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Rousey congratulates Weili Zhang for KO win over Jessica Andrade

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Ronda Rousey has praised Weili Zhang for her sensational UFC debut in Shenzhen. There were certainly no Octagon jitters on display in Weili …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Weili Zhang and UFC on ESPN+ 15's other key winners?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Jessica Andrade after UFC on ESPN+ 15 title loss?)
After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next.
And …read more

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Ronda Rousey praises Weili Zhang on historic UFC championship victory

UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey was the woman that tipped the dominoes for women’s mixed martial arts in the octagon, but she hasn’t lost sight of the women who …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 post-event facts: History belongs to new champ Weili Zhang

The UFC hosted its most significant event in China to date Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 15, which went down at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen with a main card …read more

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Ronda Rousey Reacts To Weili Zhang’s UFC Strawweight Title Win

Ronda Rousey has heaped praise on Weili Zhang following her history-making victory at UFC Shenzhen. Yesterday (Aug. 31), Zhang challenged Jessica Andrade for the UFC strawweight championship. Zhang didn’t disappoint …read more

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‘Nobody Wanted To Fight Weili Zhang’

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After getting ducked by top contenders at 115 pounds, all roads now lead through Chinese champ Weili Zhang. Okay, so new UFC women’s …read more

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Posted on September 1, 2019, 3:46 pm By
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 15, from Zhang's historic win to welterweight depth

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Weili Zhang breaks a barrier
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Ronda Rousey praises Weili Zhang after UFC Shenzhen upset

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Ronda Rousey was impressed by Weili Zhang’s performance.
Zhang extended her win streak to 20 fights with an impressive first-round TKO of Jessica Andrade at …read more

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Weili Zhang tells Henry Cejudo ‘welcome to the female division’

New UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang welcomed men’s flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo to the women’s divisions in a comical social media post.
Cejudo has been calling out female …read more

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Ronda Rousey praises Weili Zhang for title win at UFC Shenzhen

Women’s MMA trailblazer Ronda Rousey offered praise for the performance of new UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC China.
The long-time UFC women’s bantamweight champion took …read more

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UFC Shenzhen: Andrade vs. Zhang - Winners and Losers

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It’s been a long road for Chinese MMA, but the world’s most populace country can now claim a champion in Weili Zhang. At whose …read more

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UFC Shenzhen Recap: Zhang stuns Andrade to win title

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Here’s what went down in the shocking main event of UFC on ESPN+ 15: Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang. To make history, and …read more

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Dana White addresses UFC strawweight title picture, praises Weili Zhang

UFC President Dana White heaped praise at the newly crowned UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang during today’s post-fight press conference in Shenzhen.
Zhang defeated Jessica Andrade in just 42-seconds (watch that …read more

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Weili Zhang Wants Coaches’ Visa Issues Resolved Before Fighting Outside China Again

As the first Chinese champion in the history of the promotion, Weili Zhang could be a boon for the UFC as it continues to make inroads in the world’s most …read more

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Dana White wants new champ Weili Zhang to fight Stateside; Zhang says fix visas first

Newly minted UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang could grow into a huge star for the promotion in China. Right now, though, UFC president Dana White wants her to fight in …read more

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Dana White Reacts To Weili Zhang’s UFC Strawweight Title Win

UFC president Dana White believes the Weili Zhang hype train has taken off. Earlier today (Aug. 31), Zhang challenged for the UFC strawweight title. She attempted to snag the championship …read more

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Weili Zhang hoping to headline UFC pay-per-view in China

Weili Zhang made quick work of Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC president Dana White has said multiple times …read more

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Weili Zhang captures UFC strawweight championship and $50,000 performance bonus

Weili Zhang made history at UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang on Saturday in Shenzhen, China, but she also earned a handsome bonus for her effort.
Zhang shocked the world …read more

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Weili Zhang UFC on ESPN+ 15 post-fight interview: ‘I’m from China! Remember me!’

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Weili Zhang stamped her name in the UFC history book on Saturday, needing just 42 seconds to take the UFC strawweight title from Jessica Andrade. In doing so, …read more

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Dana White: Before Jessica Andrade, no one wanted to fight new UFC champ Weili Zhang

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It’s easy to see now why Weili Zhang is a world-class talent and a UFC champion.
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UFC Shenzhen results: Weili Zhang TKOs Jessica Andrade, becomes first Chinese UFC champion

Almost no one thought she could do it, but Weili Zhang cemented her position in history in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday. Zhang took out Jessica Andrade in the opening moments …read more

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Dana White responds to Weili Zhang vs. Ronda Rousey comparisons

Weili Zhang became the first Chinese champion in UFC history earlier today in Shenzhen, this after scoring a 42-second TKO victory over Jessica Andrade.
The sensational victory improved Zhang’s current win …read more

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Weili Zhang is willing to fight Henry Cejudo… if he gets a sex change

Weili Zhang (20-1 MMA) captured the UFC’s women’s strawweight title earlier today in China, defeating Jessica Andrade via first round TKO.
Zhang needed only 42-seconds to dethrone Andrade, this after landing …read more

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Dana White ‘Blown Away’ by Weili Zhang, Says New Champ’s Next Fight Will Be in U.S.

Weili Zhang entered the UFC Fight Night 157 headliner with a 19-fight winning streak but plenty of questions about her viability as a No. 1 contender. …read more

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UFC Shenzhen bonuses: Weili Zhang, Li Jingliang shine in headlining bouts

Li Jingliang | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

It was a banner night for Asian fighters in the UFC.
Making the most of their headlining opportunities, Weili Zhang and …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 bonuses: Weili Zhang, Li Jingliang get no-brainer $50,000 checks

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Weili Zhang, Li Jingliang, Heili Alateng and Danaa Batgerel each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at …read more

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MMA Community reacts to Weili Zhang stopping Jessica Andrade

The UFC’s strawweight title was up for grabs today in Shenzhen, China, as Jessica Andrade put her belt on the line against Weili Zhang.
Andrade (20-7 MMA) had captured the promotions …read more

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UFC Shenzhen Results: Weili Zhang KO’s Jessica Andrade (VIDEO)

Jessica Andrade put her UFC strawweight title on the line against Weili Zhang in the headliner of tonight’s UFC Shenzhen event.
The Brazilian had captured the belt earlier this summer at …read more

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42-Second TKO Sees China’s First Champ!

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Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang faced each other in a Strawweight clash today (Sat., Aug. 31, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 157 inside Shenzhen …read more

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UFC Shenzhen results: Weili Zhang knocks out Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds to win strawweight title

China’s Weili Zhang is the new UFC strawweight champion. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC

Rose Namajunas flew to enemy territory in May and lost the UFC strawweight …read more

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UFC Shenzhen Highlights: Zhang TKOs Andrade in 42 seconds

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Check out the results and highlights of Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang, from UFC Shenzhen. Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzen, Guangdong …read more

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Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang full fight video highlights

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Watch Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang full fight video highlights from Saturday’s UFC Shenzhen main event above, courtesy of the UFC.
UFC Shenzhen took place Aug. 31 at …read more

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Twitter reacts to Weili Zhang's 42-second title win over Jessica Andrade at UFC on ESPN+ 15

Weili Zhang became the UFC’s first Chinese champion on Saturday when she dethroned Jessica Andrade of the strawweight title in the UFC on ESPN+ 15 main event.
Zhang (20-1 MMA, 4-0 …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 results: Weili Zhang makes UFC history, stops Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds

Weili Zhang wasted no time on her way to UFC history and set off pandemonium among the fans in her home country.
Zhang (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) took out champion Jessica …read more

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42-Second KO Sees China’s First Champ!

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Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang faced each other in a Strawweight clash today (Sat., Aug. 31, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 157 inside Shenzhen …read more

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UFC Shenzhen live blog: Andrade vs. Zhang

Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang face off ahead of their strawweight championship main event bout Saturday in Shenzhen, China | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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UFC Shenzhen Results: Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang

UFC Shenzhen goes down today (Sat. August 31, 2019) from the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans …read more

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Preview! Will ‘Magnum’ Force Topple Andrade?

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, will put her 115-pound title up for grabs against surging division contender, Weili Zhang, in the …read more

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UFC Shenzhen Results: Andrade vs. Zhang

Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang will clash in the UFC Shenzhen main event Saturday. | Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images

MMA Fighting has UFC Shenzhen results for the Andrade …read more

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UFC Shenzhen: Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang Toe-to-Toe Preview

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Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang for UFC Fight Night 157, and everything you don’t about …read more

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Jessica Andrade explains why Weili Zhang is a tougher fight than Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade believes Weili Zhang is a tougher opponent when compared to Rose Namajunas.
The Brazilian champion is set for her first title defense when she takes on the Chinese challenger …read more

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UFC ‘Shenzhen’ Clash: Andrade Vs. Zhang!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight talents Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang will clash tomorrow morning (Sat., Aug. 31, 2019) at UFC Fight Night …read more

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UFC Shenzhen: Jessica Andrade vs Weili Zhang preview video

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Preview the strawweight title main event between champion Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang going down at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen on Saturday. Andrade captured the title by …read more

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Can Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang become an upper-echelon fight in MMA history?

The women’s strawweight title is on the line in the UFC on ESPN+ 15 main event Saturday.
Jessica Andrade (20-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) puts her belt up for grabs for the …read more

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UFC Shenzhen predictions

Jessica Andrade defends her strawweight title against Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen on Saturday | UFC

Weili Zhang is here and she has about a …read more

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Jessica Andrade Says Weili Zhang Is A Tougher Fight Than Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade is set for her first title defense when she takes on Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. The Brazilian champion is coming off of a …read more

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Jessica Andrade: Weili Zhang is tougher than Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade puts her strawweight title on the line against Weili Zhang in Shenzhen. | UFC

Jessica Andrade doesn’t expect an easy night of work when she defends the …read more

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UFC Shenzhen betting odds: Will Andrade vs. Zhang end early?

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Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Shenzhen card, where strawweight champ Jessica Andrade is favored over Weili Zhang in the main event. It’s …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 weigh-in results: Jessica Andrade-Weili Zhang title fight is official

The main event is official for UFC on ESPN+ 15.
Both UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade and challenger Weili Zhang made weight during the official weigh-ins for Saturday’s event in Shenzhen, …read more

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Andrade-Zhang title bout on as both make weight

UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade’s first title defense is official after she weighed in at 114.5 pounds and challenger Weili Zhang came in right at the limit of 115 …read more

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Weili Zhang wants to win a UFC championship for her country and her sport

Weili Zhang is currently the sixth-ranked UFC strawweight. It was something of a surprise when she was handed a title shot, but the 30-year-old is the only fighter in the …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down Andrade AND Zhang!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight queen, Jessica Andrade, will throw down with Sanda specialist, Weili Zhang, this Saturday (Aug. 31, 2019) at UFC Fight Night …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15 predictions: Who's taking Weili Zhang to beat Jessica Andrade for title?

Andrade
vs.
Zhang
Jingliang
vs.
Zaleski
De La Rosa
vs.
Kara-France
Evloev
vs.
Lu
Inoue
vs.
Yanan

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2019: 144-73 (66%)

Zhang
(62%)

Zaleski
(77%)

Kara-France
(75%)

Evloev
(84%)

Inoue
(69%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2019: 53-17 (76%)

Andrade

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

Simon Head
@simonhead
2019: 55-20 (73%)

Andrade

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2019: 150-67 (69%)

Andrade

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2019: 148-69 (68%)

Zhang

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2019: 43-21 (67%)

Andrade

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2019: 144-73 (66%)

Zhang

Zaleski

Kara-France

Evloev

Inoue

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2019: 141-76 (65%)
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UFC on ESPN+ 15 breakdown: Weili Zhang has tools to upset Jessica Andrade, but is she ready?

1 2 …3MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 15.
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Jessica Andrade plans to call out Valentina Shevchenko after UFC Shenzhen

UFC strawweight champ Jessica Andrade is days out from her first title defense, as she’s set to take on Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen this Saturday.
Although …read more

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Jessica Andrade Expects ‘Versatile’ Fight Against Weili Zhang

Jessica Andrade thinks she’ll give Weili Zhang many different looks at UFC Shenzhen. This Saturday (Aug. 31), Andrade will defend her UFC strawweight title in enemy territory against Zhang. It’s …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 15: How to watch Andrade vs. Zhang, fight card, start time, streaming info

The UFC returns to China for the sixth time, but it’ll be the promotion’s first visit to Shenzhen with UFC on ESPN+ 15.
In the main event, Chinese fighter Weili Zhang, …read more

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Weili Zhang ‘prepared’ for Andrade’s power slam at UFC China: ‘I know what not to do’

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Female strawweight title challenger Weili Zhang feels confident ahead of her bout against Jessica Andrade. To be able to fight in our country can be …read more

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Jessica Andrade plans to prove she is ‘the best in the world’ at UFC Shenzhen

Jessica Andrade is set for her first title fight in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. She will be taking on Weili Zhang in the challenger’s home country of China.
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Jessica Andrade's plan: Knock out Weili Zhang, move up to challenge Valentina Shevchenko

Jessica Andrade has yet to defend her UFC title but already has started an ambitious plan for her future.
After defeating Rose Namajunas to claim UFC strawweight gold at UFC 237 …read more

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Free Fight! Andrade KO’s Namajunas To Win Title

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, will defend her title for the first time against Weili Zhang this Saturday night (Aug. …read more

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