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Zhang defeated Yenjeychik at UFC 248
The champion of the minimum female weight, Weili Zhang, and the former champion Joanna Yenjeychik met in the octagon on March 8. The fight took place as part of the UFC 248 tournament, on March 8 in a suburb of Las Vegas (USA).
30-year-old Zhang to this tournament with a record of 20-1. The Chinese woman held the first defense of the title of champion. Weili Zhang won the belt in August 2019. Then she defeated Jessica Andrade. The only defeat in her career Zhang suffered in her debut professional fight. This was back in 2013. In the UFC, the athlete spent the fifth fight.
32-year-old Yenjeychik approached the “title” with a record of 16-3. Previously, the Polish woman has long been the dominant champion in the UFC minimum weight. Until Rose Namayunas beat her twice. After this athlete tried herself at flyweight. She even fought for the belt, but was weaker than Valentina Shevchenko. In October last year, Joanna returned to minimum weight and now at UFC 248 she tried to become a champion again.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”juicy_pink”][vc_column_text]
Zhang – Yendzheychik fight video
The result of the battle:
48-47, 47-48, 48-47 – by a separate decision of the judges in a very stubborn duel, Zhang celebrates the victory! The first defense for the Chinese woman was successful.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” border_width=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]