Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas was everything and more than what fight fans expected to see.
The showdown served as the main event of the UFC 261 pay-per-view event on Saturday night (April 24, 2021) from Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
As it turned out in the fight, it didn’t last long. Rose caught her and dropped her with a kick to the head. Rose invaded her with thumps on the ground. This was an impressive fight with an incredible ending.
Weili was clearly on her feet, but she contested the save and was clearly upset at the referee for doing so as she thought it was an early save. It was the right decision as he was clearly out.
Heading into this fight, there were a lot of questions surrounding Rose as she had lost the title just to win her previous fight. Clearly, she is one of the best fighters in the division, but Weili had made a name for herself while Rose was on the sidelines. It was a shock that many people had wanted to see and we got it here.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
UFC 261 results: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade