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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....

Joanna Jędrzejczyk Thinks Zhang Weili Rematch Could Await UFC Return

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is thinking about her return to the UFC and who she would face. The strawweight division in the UFC is stacked at the top. Champion Rose Namajunas just had her first title defense against Weili Zhang. Who is next for her might be up for debate right now...

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....

[ARCHIVES] Zhang Fires Back At Tyson After Harsh UFC 261 Prediction

Tonight, Weili Zhang will seek redemption for her loss to Rose Namajunas earlier this year at UFC 261. Prior to that fight, the former champion took issue with Mike Tyson's prediction that Namajunas would destroy her. Of course, "Iron" Mike ended up being correct, but that is neither here...

Namajunas Speaks From Experience On Why She Thinks Zhang Cut Her Hair

Rose Namajunas thinks she knows something about Weili Zhang's latest hairdo. Rose Namajunas is preparing for her rematch with the former champ, Weili Zhang. These two fighters have some history between them. They first met up in the Octagon back in April when Namajunas defeated Zhang and reclaimed her...

Joanna Jędrzejczyk Says Weili Zhang Is Not The Same Since Their Fight

Joanna Jędrzejczyk does not think Weili Zhang is the same fighter since their 2020 bout. For three years straight, every fight Joanna Jędrzejczyk had been in was a title fight. She was the reigning strawweight champion from 2015-2017, so she knows a thing or two about fighting for the belt....

Zhang Thinks Namajunas Might Be Under More Pressure In Rematch

Weili Zhang is heading into her rematch with Rose Namajunas with a whole new outlook. UFC 268 goes down on Saturday night live from Madison Square Garden in New York. This could be the biggest event of the year. The co-main event will feature a strawweight title fight between...

Namajunas Responds To Zhang’s Accusation Of Turning Fans Against Her

Rose Namajunas denies trying to turn fans against Weili Zhang. In the lead-up to the Zhang vs. Namajunas at UFC 261, Namajunas made some controversial comments about communism that the former champ believes turned fans against her. In Jacksonville, the Chinese fighter was booed as she was being announced ahead...

Weili Zhang Believes Fans Are Against Her After Namajunas’ Comments

Rose Namajunas made remarks about communism before she bested Weili Zhang for gold back at UFC 261, and China's Zhang believes it's turning fans against her. With the two scheduled for their rematch in the famed Madison Square Garden venue, Zhang believes she could be fighting more than "Thug" Rose...

Namajunas/Zhang 2 Odds Don’t Reflect Lopsided Result Of 1st Fight

Rose Namaunas and Weili Zhang will rematch at UFC 268 and the oddsmakers are expecting a much closer fight. Namajunas and Zhang first met in April at UFC 261 where Zhang was defending her strawweight title for the second time. Ahead of the bout, the Chinese champion was a -200...

Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang 2 Announced For UFC 268

Rose Namajunas will defend her strawweight title in a rematch with Weili Zhang when the UFC makes its long-awaited return to New York on November 6. The duo will run it back in the co-main event of UFC 268, the promotion announced during Saturday's UFC Vegas 35 broadcast. The announcement...

Zhang Weili Begins Training For Hinted Rematch Against Namajunas

Former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili is training hard ahead of a potential rematch with current champ Rose Namajunas. "Magnum" was looking to defend her 115-pound title for the second time when she fell to Namajunas. After 19 consecutive MMA wins, Zhang earned a title opportunity against Jessica Andrade back...

Joanna Jędrzejczyk Dismisses Carla Esparza As Next SW Title Contender

Former champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk is not a big fan of the idea of champion Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza running their fight back again. Jędrzejczyk last stepped in the Octagon in March of 2020 at UFC 248 where she lost a split decision in a shoo-in for "fight of...

7 Takeaways from UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2

UFC 261  featured three title fights and the return of fans to an indoor arena that certainly helped fight fans feel a sense of normalcy after a turbulent year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While two champions defended, one title changed hands and the entire event is certainly one...

Rose Namajunas Calls Weili Zhang Her Toughest Opponent To Date

Ahead of their UFC 261 clash in Florida on April 24, Rose Namajunas admits that champion Weili Zhang will be the toughest opponent she has ever squared off with. Strawweight champion Weili Zhang captured UFC gold back in 2019 against a familiar opponent for "Thug Rose" in Jessica Andrade. Following...