Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Zhang Weili conform to rematch at UFC 275 in Singapore
April 9, 2022 10: 47 am ET
Arguably the most attention-grabbing fight in girls’s mixed martial arts history, and one in every of the most attention-grabbing fights ever, is getting a sequel as feeble UFC strawweight champions Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili absorb agreed to a rematch.
ESPN, citing UFC chief enterprise officer Hunter Campbell, reported on Saturday that Jedrzejczyk and Weili absorb agreed to bustle it lend a hand June 11 at UFC 275 in Singapore.
Jedrzejczyk (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Weili (21-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) partook in the consensus 2020 Fight of the Year at UFC 248, a grueling five-spherical battle won by then-champion Weili to deal along with her title. Weili just isn’t champion, and Jedrzejczyk hasn’t fought in the 2-plus years since shedding to her.
Weili, 32, is coming off lend a hand-to-lend a hand losses to Rose Namajunas, who took the title from her with a first-spherical knockout final April at UFC 261. Seven months later, Weili fell brief in her strive and reclaim the belt by shedding a rupture up option to Namajunas at UFC 268.
Since lend a hand-to-lend a hand losses herself to Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk, 34, has alternated wins and losses in her past four fights. She’s defeated Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson but misplaced a flyweight title fight in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko sooner than most not too long ago shedding the rupture up approach to Weili.
Uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with out of doors ventures absorb saved Jedrzejczyk out of action since March 2020. She not too long ago advised MMA Junkie that a rematch with Weili became her “No. 1 passion,” and now she’ll acquire it.
Weili and Jedrzejczyk will enter the fight ranked Nos. 2 and 5, respectively, in the most up-to-date USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie strawweight rankings.
A title-fight rematch between champ Namajunas and feeble champ Carla Esparza is on deck for subsequent month at UFC 274.