Andrade-Zhang Bout Close to Final for China

Andrade-Zhang Bout Close to Final for China

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Andrade-Zhang Bout Close to Final for China

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August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Weili Zhang reacts following her victory by decision against Danielle Taylor during UFC 227 at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UFC officials are reportedly close to finalizing a title bout between Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang, to take place in China.

The bout is expected to main event UFC Shenzhen.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN first tweeted about the fight:

 

Andrade won the 115 lb belt by knocking out Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 last month in Rio de Janeiro.  She was also recently a victim of a carjacking in her native Brazil but was unharmed.

Zhang has only suffered one loss in her career. She most recently defeated Tecia Torres at UFC 235.

The event will be held Aug. 31st. It streams live exclusively on ESPN+.

 

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