Jessica Andrade Says Weili Zhang Is A Tougher Fight Than Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade is set for her first title defense when she takes on Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. The Brazilian champion is coming off of a knockout win over Rose Namajunas to win the strawweight title. Now, against the sixth-ranked C…

Jessica Andrade is set for her first title defense when she takes on Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC Shenzhen. The Brazilian champion is coming off of a knockout win over Rose Namajunas to win the strawweight title. Now, against the sixth-ranked Chinese fighter, many think this is a step-down in competition for […]

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Dana White: ‘Bada**’ Andrade vs. Zhang Fight Was Fate

The UFC’s decision to book strawweight champion Jessica Andrade vs. lesser-known contender Weili Zhang was recently met with fan backlash. Most thought the newly-crowned Brazilian champ would rematch former champ Rose Namajunas first. While &#821…

The UFC’s decision to book strawweight champion Jessica Andrade vs. lesser-known contender Weili Zhang was recently met with fan backlash. Most thought the newly-crowned Brazilian champ would rematch former champ Rose Namajunas first. While ‘Bate Estaca’ ultimately knocked ‘Thug Rose’ out with a vicious slam at May’s UFC 237, the new champ was getting picked […]

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Jessica Andrade Faces Off With Challenger Weili Zhang In Shanghai (Photo)

Last week, news broke that UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade would make her first title defense against lesser-known contender Weili Zhang in China. The announcement was met with surprise from some and doubt from others. Many belie…

Last week, news broke that UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade would make her first title defense against lesser-known contender Weili Zhang in China. The announcement was met with surprise from some and doubt from others. Many believed former champ Rose Namajunas was deserving of an immediate rematch. She was indeed defeating Andrade in the […]

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Rose Namajunas Wants Jessica Andrade Rematch, Not Ready To Fight Yet

Rose Namajunas wants to rematch Jessica Andrade, but not quite yet. Namajunas’ manager spoke to MMA Fighting today (Tues. June 11, 2019) after reports surfaced that the UFC is finalizing a title bout between Andrade and Weili Zhang in China. Namajunas’ manager, Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment, confirmed “Thug” is definitely interested in the rematch, […]

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Rose Namajunas wants to rematch Jessica Andrade, but not quite yet.

Namajunas’ manager spoke to MMA Fighting today (Tues. June 11, 2019) after reports surfaced that the UFC is finalizing a title bout between Andrade and Weili Zhang in China. Namajunas’ manager, Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment, confirmed “Thug” is definitely interested in the rematch, but needs time to heal a neck injury first:

“Rose is definitely interested in a rematch [against Jessica Andrade],” Butler said “Her tentative plan is to fight by the end of the year. The UFC was interested in the rematch but she’s not on a timetable where she needs to discuss a date.

“She had an ongoing neck injury prior to the fight and she wants to get herself back to 100-percent and when she steps back in it will be her choice.”

Andrade defeated Namajunas with a second-round slam KO back in May in Brazil. Namajunas dropped the 115-pound title at the show, while also falling victim to one of the most devastating slam KOs in UFC history as well. The news today that Zhang will be getting the next title opportunity comes as a surprise.

There are more deserving candidates such as Tatiana Suarez or Michelle Waterson. However, the UFC seems to have opted to go with Zhang instead.

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Rose Namajunas’ Team Responds To Jessica Andrade’s UFC China Booking

The MMA world was just handed the somewhat surprising news that Jessica Andrade will reportedly make her first title defense against Weili Zhang in China. Former champion Rose Namajunas’ team has responded to the news. ‘Thug Rose’ was…

The MMA world was just handed the somewhat surprising news that Jessica Andrade will reportedly make her first title defense against Weili Zhang in China. Former champion Rose Namajunas’ team has responded to the news. ‘Thug Rose’ was brutally knocked out by a vicious slam from the newly-crowned Brazilian queen Andrade at last month’s UFC […]

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Breaking: Jessica Andrade’s First Title Defense Being Finalized For UFC China

UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade’s first title defense is reportedly close to becoming a done deal. According to a breaking report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the UFC is finalizing Andrade’s first defense against …

UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade’s first title defense is reportedly close to becoming a done deal. According to a breaking report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the UFC is finalizing Andrade’s first defense against Weili Zhang in China. The fight is not officially signed as of yet, but is trending that way: “Breaking: Not signed […]

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