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Brazil vs China: Jessica Andrade, Zhang Weili fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzhen, Guangdong

Li Jingliang, Jessica Andrade, Zhang Weili, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil
  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
China
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
Russia
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 11 of 11 (Main Event)

Blue Corner (Challenger)

  • Name: “Magnum” Zhang Weili
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Hebei, China
  • Gym: Black Tiger Fight Club, Beijing, China
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 19 wins, 1 loss
  • UFC record before fight night: 3 wins, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Danielle Taylor, Jessica Aguilar, Tecia Torres

Red Corner (Defending Champion)

  • Name: Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Parana, Brazil
  • Gym: Paraná Vale Tudo, Parana
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 20 wins, 6 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 11 wins, 4 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Rosi Sexton, Raquel Pennington, Larissa Pacheco, Sarah Moras, Jessica Penne, Joanne Calderwood, Angela Hill, Claudia Gadelha, Tecia Torres, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Rose Namajunas

Result (Title Bout)

  • Division: UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • Referee: Leon Roberts
  • Winner: “Magnum” Zhang Weili
  • Method: Knockout
  • Time and Round: 0:42 of Round 1

As the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, Zhang became the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She is the fifth woman to hold the title.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

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