UFC Strawweight champion Weili Zhang is set to defend her title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The bout is currently being targeted for the UFC 248 card on March 7.
MMAFighting first reported of the booking. Zhang recently defeated Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds to win the title in Shenzhen. She is the first Chinese fighter to win a title in the UFC. She now holds a record of 4-0 with the promotion. There was some concern regarding Weili’s visa situation has she was previously denied an American visa for a planned media tour. This situation has since been resolved as we have seen Zhang at UFC events in the US.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk will get another UFC title shot after winning her last fight. It will be her third shot at the title since she lost her belt to Rose Namajunas in late 2017. She immediately rematched Rose in a losing effort before challenging Valentina Shevchenko for the Flyweight title. She was last seen defeating Michelle Waterson at UFC Tampa Bay.
There is no location announced yet for the UFC 248 event and we don’t have any official fights either. However, it is believed that the event will be headlined by a clash between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero. MMA Talk will keep you updated as some new fights are announced for the card.