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Weili Zhang lost her professional MMA debut when she dropped a unanimous decisio…



Weili Zhang lost her professional MMA debut when she gave up a unanimous decision to Meng Bo in 2013. Today, Bo is 17-5 and is fighting under the One Championship banner. Zhang is 21-1 and is the reigning UFC strawweight champion. Zhang put her title on the line on Saturday against former UFC 115-pound queen Rose Namajunas. In her first title defense, the 31-year-old picked up a split decision victory over ex-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She defended the belt with a decision victory over the former champion in a rematch, but lost her title to Jessica Andrade via a slam in 2019. Namajunas reclaimed Andrade’s victory in 2020 with a split decision , but not the title since Andrade fell. the belt to Zhang. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For me, the most telling stats of this game are the offensive hitting numbers. Zhang, who has five UFC fights under his belt, has shown his aggressiveness in those fights. Her significant 6.38 strikes per minute rank her fourth all-time in the UFC’s women’s strawweight division. Zhang hits 2.25 more significant strikes per minute than Namajunas, while also having a higher landing percentage than the challenger. I think Zhang’s landing percentage and accuracy will play a huge role in this contest. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ UFC 261: Zhang vs Namajunas ⠀ Stat Zhang Namajunas ⠀ Sig. The strikes landed by min. 6.38 4.13 frappe 45% Hit Accuracy 40% ⠀ Absorbed Strikes Per Minute 4.43 3.98 Hit Defense 53% 60% ⠀ Average Withdrawal / 15 min 1.26 1.91⠀ Withdrawal Accuracy 23% 53% ⠀ Defense of withdrawal 100% 50% ⠀ Average submission per 15 min 0.5 0.8 0, ⠀ ⠀

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