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Zhang Has No Regrets After 2nd Namajunas Loss, Makes Vow For Future

UFC women's strawweight contender Zhang Weili says she has no regrets about her second defeat to Rose Namajunas at UFC 268, and has vowed to come back stronger. Heading into 2021, Zhang held the 115-pound gold, was riding a 21-fight win streak, boasted a perfect 5-0 UFC record, and already...

Rose Namajunas Says She Needed To Lose To Carla Esparza In 2014

Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas recently reflected on her loss to former champion Carla Esparza in an interview with UFC's "Run It Back" series on Youtube. In 2014, Namajunas and Esparaza made it to the final round of the TUF 20 finale, where they held the inaugural strawweight championship. There, Esparza...

Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza 2 Is “100 Percent” Next Per Dana White

According to Dana White, the next strawweight title bout is in the works. Rose Namajunas is quickly proving that she could be the long-term face of the UFC's strawweight division. She has now defended her title and already has her next opponent lined up. According to UFC President Dana White,...

Zhang Weili Agrees With Judges’ Decision In Namajunas Rematch

Former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili agrees with the judges' verdict at UFC 268, which saw Rose Namajunas retain her title by way of a split decision. In 2021, Zhang has seen the 115-pound gold taken from her possession, her 21-fight win streak snapped, and has fallen to consecutive...

Zhang Weili Says Grief From First Namajunas Loss Was Almost Unbearable

Zhang Weili is taking some time to reflect on her mindset. Zhang Weili is coming off her second consecutive loss to Rose Namajunas. Even though she lost twice to the champ, she feels as if she has grown from the experiences. Her first loss to Namajunas back in April seemed...

Jędrzejczyk “Super Happy” At Growth Of Strawweight And Women’s MMA

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is pleased with the growth of the sport since she was strawweight champion. While she was technically the second champion at 115lb in the UFC, beating inaugural Carla Esparza in 2015 to get the belt, she has the longest title reign in the division by a long shot....

Jędrzejczyk Targets March/April Return, Won’t Wait For Namajunas

Joanna Jędrzejczyk has revealed when she's hoping to return to the Octagon, and says she's open to an opponent other than UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas. Jędrzejczyk hasn't been in action since her Fight of the Year clash with Zhang Weili last March. After going 14-0, winning the 115-pound...

Carla Esparza Reacts To Dana White’s ‘Other Option’ For Rose Namajunas

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza isn't happy with UFC president Dana White's apparent reluctance to book a Rose Namajunas bout. Esparza has been on a tear as of late, with a five-fight winning streak over top contenders such as Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson. In her last fight, she...

Weili Zhang Considers Use Of Boo Simulation A Success

Weili Zhang used some unusual training tactics to get ready for her fight at UFC 268 in New York City. UFC 268 took place in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden Arena. The co-main event showed champion Rose Namajunas defeating former champion Weili Zhang via split decision....

Namajunas Reveals What Was Said During Zhang Rematch At UFC 268

UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas has revealed what was said during her rematch with Zhang Weili at UFC 268. At UFC 261, Namajunas became the only woman in UFC history to regain a belt after losing it. After a slam at the hands of Jéssica Andrade saw her dethroned...

Zhang Weili Happier Losing “Fairly” To Namajunas This Time Around

Former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili believes her rematch with Rose Namajunas was a better and fairer showcase of their skills inside the Octagon. The pair ran it back in the UFC 268 co-main event this past weekend. The blockbuster card, which took place inside Madison Square Garden in...

Zhang Weili After UFC 268 Defeat: “I Will Get My Belt Back”

Former UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili isn't giving up on her pursuit of a second stint with UFC gold after her UFC 268 defeat. Weili and UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas went back-and-forth for five rounds at UFC 268, but in the end, it was Namajunas who earned the victory...

Rose Namajunas Looking Forward To Rematch With Carla Esparza

UFC Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas has her eyes set on a rematch with Carla Esparza following her UFC 268 victory. Namajunas earned another win over Zhang Weili in the UFC 268 co-main event, but it was a different fight from their first bout. It was a back-and-forth war from start...

7 Takeaways from UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2

UFC 268 featured two title fights that had two champions defend their titles. A lightweight war between two top contenders would certainly line up the winner for the next shot at the 155-pound champ and the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden did not disappoint. There was a lot to...

[ARCHIVES] Jon Jones vs. Rose Namajunas? Only At Jackson-Wink MMA

Tonight at UFC 268, Rose Namajunas defends her strawweight championship agaisnt Zhang Weili. In this story from 2017, she went one on one with a much larger, more decorated opponent: Jon "Bones" Jones...well, sort of. The following story is presented to you in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of...