UFC 261 reside weblog: Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas

That is the UFC 261 reside weblog for Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas, the strawweight co-headliner for Saturday’s struggle card at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Fla.

Zhang makes an attempt the second title protection of her reign as strawweight champ 13 months after delivering the consensus “Battle of the 12 months” in a struggle in opposition to ex-champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. After 5 rounds of brutal motion that left Jedrzejczyk’s head badly disfigured, Zhang captured a cut up choice to cement herself as the most effective at 115 kilos. She struggled far much less to win the crown when she stopped Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds at UFC Shenzhen in August 2019.

Namajunas returns to the cage 9 months after avenging a loss to Andrade, who captured the title she held with a brutal slam of their first assembly at UFC 237 in Might 2019. The previous champion had defended the belt simply as soon as, outpointing Jedrzejczyk through unanimous choice after stopping her at UFC 217 to assert the belt.

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