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Namajunas Would Still Befriend Weili, But ‘I Kicked Her In The Face’

Rose Namajunas believes that kicking someone in the face should not stop you from being friends with them. "Thug" Rose Namajunas is set to have a rematch with Zhang Weili, after taking the title from the then-champ earlier this year, becoming the first female fighter in UFC history to regain...

Namajunas Says UFC 261 Kick “One Of 10 Ways” She Could Finish Zhang

UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas has suggested the head kick she used to knock Zhang Weili out at UFC 261 was just "one of 10 ways" she could finish "Magnum." In front of the first sold-out crowd at a UFC event in well over a year, Namajunas became the...

Henry Cejudo And Zhang Weili Put Rose Namajunas On Notice

Former flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is helping out another former UFC champion, Zhang Weili. Henry Cejudo has many accomplishments on his resume. He was an Olympic wrestling gold medalist, he was a UFC duel division champion, now he can add a coach to his list of accolades. Cejudo was...

Weidman Doesn’t Think Zhang Should Use His Injury As An Excuse

UFC middleweight Chris Weidman has suggested women's strawweight Zhang Weili shouldn't use his injury as an excuse for her defeat at UFC 261. At the April pay-per-view, Zhang had her 21-fight winning streak ended at the hands of Rose Namajunas in the co-main event. Having dethroned Jéssica Andrade in her...

Dan Hardy Names Fighter Who Could Give Shevchenko Problems

Former UFC welterweight and commentator Dan Hardy has suggested strawweight Zhang Weili could trouble Valentina Shevchenko in the Octagon. Shevchenko was last in action at UFC 261 in April. Against former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Jéssica Andrade, "Bullet" dominated the fight on the way to a second-round TKO victory. The...

Zhang Weili Says Weidman’s Broken Leg Played A Part In UFC 261 Loss

UFC women's strawweight Zhang Weili has suggested Chris Weidman's horrific broken leg played a part in her championship loss against Rose Namajunas. On the main card of the UFC 261 pay-per-view, which had already seen Jimmy Crute and Anthony Smith's fight end by way of a leg injury, Weidman suffered...

Zhang Weili: You Must Respect Rose Namajunas As A God

Former UFC Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili has come to terms with her loss to Rose Namajunas, describing the 115-pound queen as a "god." Having amassed a remarkable 21-fight winning streak that included championship fight wins over Jéssica Andrade and Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Zhang tasted defeat on MMA's biggest stage for the...

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...

Zhang Weili Explains Why She Felt Wronged By UFC 261 Stoppage

After Rose Namajunas recaptured her strawweight title against Zhang Weili with a picture-perfect headkick, Weili felt wronged by the stoppage. With the fight ending in just 1:18 seconds into the first round, many fans were surprised to see the fight not turn into a knock-down, drag-out war. The arena...

Zhang Wants Neutral Location For Rose Rematch After UFC 261 Boos

Zhang Weili has a solution for the negative crowd reaction she received in the UFC 261 co-main event: a neutral location for the rematch. At UFC 261, Rose Namajunas defeated Zhang Weili to become the new UFC strawweight champion. This was the first time in Zhang’s career that she was...

Zhang Weili Says Loud Boos At UFC 261 Impacted Performance

Zhang Weili admits that the hostile Florida crowd did impact her performance in the UFC 261 co-main event. When fans boo a fighter during a UFC event, it’s uncertain if the fans expect those boos to actually make a difference or if it's merely an expression of disdain. After all,...

Rose Namajunas Addresses Talks Of Immediate Rematch Against Zhang

Rose Namajunas has never been one to shy away from a rematch. Newly crowned two-time UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is no stranger to the rematch. The first time she claimed strawweight gold over Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 217, she ran it back with the “Boogeywoman” in her first title...

Namajunas Admits Pre-Fight Controversy Made UFC 261 Fight Harder

New UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas admits that the controversy surrounding her UFC 261 bout against Zhang Weili did add an unexpected layer of difficulty to the fight. Leading up to the UFC 261 strawweight title bout between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas, Namajunas was on record in making some...

Zhang Weili Issues Statement Following UFC 261 Loss

Zhang Weili has issued a statement following her TKO loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 261. Zhang Weili came out on the losing end for the first time in eight years when she dropped the UFC strawweight championship to Rose Namajunas at UFC 261. It was a flush head kick...

Dana White: Rose Namajunas/Zhang Weili Rematch “Makes Sense”

Dana White doesn’t hate the idea of an immediate rematch for Zhang Weili after losing to Rose Namajunas via first-round TKO at UFC 261. Rose Namajunas made history at UFC 261 by becoming the first woman to become a two-time champion. After losing the strawweight title in 2019 to Jessica...