UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang made her 1st successful title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event at UFC 248.
Weili Zhang (20-1 MMA) became the first Chinese UFC champion with a win over jessica Andrade last summer. She put her belt on the line for the first time since winning it against the former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA) stepped in the Octagon at UFC 248 with a solid unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson under her belt from her last outing. The win put the former Polish champion back in the winning bracket, after losing to Valentina Shevchenko in her previous fight for the UFC women’s flyweight title.
The two ladies put on a performance of a lifetime in the co-main event of UFC 248. Many fans are media regard this to be the “Fight of the Year”, with both fighters putting on a true championship calibre display. Jedrzejczyk and Zhang traded big shots from the get-go throughout the entire duration of the 5-round fight. The commenters were calling it the greatest women’s MMA fight of all time. After an action packed 5 round battle, Zhang was awarded a hard fought split decision victory over Jedrzejczyk.
Watch the highlights from this great fight and see how other fighters reacted to it below:
This contest left everyone impressed by the sounds of things, and rightfully so. The two fighters were also awarded the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, bagging an additional $50,000 each.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 8th March, 2020.