UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Weili Zhang is concerned that Joanna Jedrzejczyk might not make weight for their UFC 248 title fight.
UFC 248 co-main event will see Zhang defend her belt for the 1st time against Jedrzejczyk. The Polish fighter is looking to get the Strawweight title back. She held it from March of 2015 to November of 2017.
In some good old fashioned pre-fight drama, Zhang is concerned that Jedrzejczyk may not even have the chance to challenge her for the belt as she might miss weight.
“Zhang Weili says she is concerned with Joanna Jedrzejczyk making weight because of her ‘plastic surgery’ #UFC248,” tweeted reporter, Adam Hill.
The former champion Jedrzejczyk had a tough time making weight in her last fight against Michelle Waterson at UFC Tampa. There were some reports that the former champion was looking to turn the fight into a catchweight bout just days before. In the end, she ended up making weight, demonstrating that she could still make weight after her breast enhancement surgery.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s current record is 16-3 with a fresh decision victory over Michelle Waterson. Prior to that, she lost to Valentina Shevchenko in a fight for the vacant Flyweight belt after beating Tecia Torres by decision to get back in the win column after suffering back-to-back losses to Rose Namajunas, losing her Strawweight title in the process.
Weili Zhang is currently riding an incredible 20-fight winning streak. Her overall record is 20-1 as a professional, including 4 wins inside the Octagon. In her last Octagon appearance, she TKO’d Jessica Andrade in just 42 seconds to become the new Strawweight champion. That fight also made her the first Chinese champion in the UFC.
Jedrzejczyk has stated that she plans to set the pace against Zhang and wants to make her quit. Meanwhile, Zhang outlined her strategy for beating Jedrzejczyk in a recent interview with Dan Hardy. She also talked about her emotional 3-week journey from China to US, preparing for her UFC 248 fight, while trying to escape the coronavirus.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 4th March, 2020.
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