Previous Greatest Battling Championship (UFC) strawweight champion Rose Namajunas presently had just one chance to facial area reigning 115-pound titleholder Weili Zhang, but turned the battle down following battling with her mental health and fitness.
No word yet from the advertising on what the most current hang up is, but UFC President Dana White has been working on it for the past couple of months. In accordance to jiu-jitsu mentor Pedro Jordao, the battle will likely get place in to start with quarter 2021.
“People say (Weili) is incredibly robust, but we have noticed how technical she is, way too,” Jordao instructed MMA Preventing. “I believe in Weili and consider she will be equipped to defeat Rose. I know how impressive her strikes are, her system on the floor, how robust is her guillotine and rear-naked choke, her armbar. She’s really assured on the floor. She’s not frightened to go to the floor.”
The 31 yr-old Zhang (21-1) captured the division crown with a to start with-round thrashing of Brazilian bruiser Jessica Andrade, then manufactured her initial thriving title defense in a “Fight of the Year” prospect reverse ex-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
As for Namajunas, 28, her document improved to 9-4 with past July’s split-final decision victory about Andrade at UFC 251, avenging her championship reduction to “Bate Estaca” in the procedure. Zhang is now the only thing standing in between “Thug” and the strawweight title.