Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-04-24, the mma fight Zhang Weili vs Rose Namajunas gets four stars thanks to a spectacular finish (UFC Performances of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2021).
Namajunas vs Zhang is valid for the UFC women’s strawweight title (Zhang’s second defense); undercard of Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2 – UFC 261. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Zhang Weili record
The Ufc champion Weili Zhang entered this fight with a pro record of 21-1-0 (81% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s strawweight in the world.
She suffered her only loss when she faced Meng Bo at her professional mma debut in 2013, since then she has won 21 consecutive matches beating Tecia Torres (Tecia Torres vs Zhang Weili), Jessica Andrade (4-stars fight and also ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2019, Jessica Andrade vs Weili Zhang) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her last three (4-stars bout, Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk)
Rose Namajunas record
Her opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do, karate and former Ufc champ Rose Namajunas, has an official mma record of 9-4-0 (67% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.2 in the women’s strawweight division.
In her last two bouts she faced Jessica Andrade, losing the first one (4-stars fight, Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade I) and taking revenge on the Brazilian in their second clash (Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas II).
Among the best fights of Namajunas we suggest these two:
- Rose Namajunas vs Kathina Catron, 4-stars match of 2013
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas, bout ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2017
Zhang vs Namajunas full fight video / highlights
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Official highlights – spanish
UFC 261 info
Event: UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: strawweight (115 lbs, 52 kg)
Title: UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
UFC 261 fight card
Here is the UFC 261 full fight card:
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2
Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade
Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall 2
Anthony Smith vs Jimmy Crute
Alex Oliveira vs Randy Brown
Dwight Grant vs Stefan Sekulic
Karl Roberson vs Brendan Allen
Patrick Sabatini vs Tristan Connelly
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Danaa Batgerel vs Kevin Natividad
Kazula Vargas vs Rong Zhu
Qileng Aori vs Jeffrey Molina
Na Liang vs Ariane Carnelossi
UFC 261 countdown – Video preview
Here is the official video of the full episode of UFC 261 countdown Zhang vs Namajunas.
Zhang vs Namajunas result
Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang via KO (head kick) at 1:18, round 1.
Zhang vs Namajunas post-fight interview
Here is the official video of Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas post-fight interview.