One of the most anticipated strawweight title fights between Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will take place this weekend. The fight will take at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will serve as the co-main event for UFC 248.
Ahead of the fight, both fighters were involved in a public workout session.
Weili Zhang was looking phenomenal during her open workout session. She displayed in what could be said as one of the fastest hands in women’s MMA.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) March 4, 2020
Along with her incredible speed, she also showed her power. There’s a huge chance that she left her mitt pad holders with sore hands.
Weili won her title at UFC Fight Night 157 in august earlier this year after she knocked out Jessica Andrade in the first round itself. The fight took place in Shenzhen. She is riding on a 20-fight winning streak.
At UFC Boston back in October, Weili revealed that she wanted to fight UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko next.
“I definitely want to fight the best of the best, and I think Valentina is the best among the female athletes, so that’s why I want to fight her,” Weili Zhang said backstage at UFC Boston. “For my own division, Rose [Namajunas] is a very good fighter and I respect her a lot. But if the UFC wants me to fight Joanna, no problem. I can definitely beat her.”
Jedrzejcyzk is one of the greatest women’s flyweight fighter and she is coming off of a dominant victory over Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161.
UFC 248 fight card
- Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Yoel Romero — Middleweight championship
- Weili Zhang (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk — Women’s strawweight championship
- Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose — Lightweights
- Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny — Welterweights
- Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin — Welterweights
- Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez — Bantamweights
- Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard — Lightweights
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov — Middleweights
- Deron Winn vs. Gerald Meerschaert — Middleweights
- Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire — Women’s strawweights
- Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze — Featherweights
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti — Bantamweights
Who do you guys think will win this fight? Will Zhang remain champion or will Joanna get her crown back?