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UFC 248 odds: Joanna Jedrzejczyk opens as betting underdog to Weili Zhang

UFC 223: Namajunas v Jedrzejczyk Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, will battle former division titleholder, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, at the upcoming UFC 248 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And she’ll do it as the -145 favorite, according to

That leaves Jedrzejczyk as the +125 underdog, a slight improvement from her +135 opening line announced just a few days back (via Adam Martin) and that number could continue to fluctuate as the sportsbooks start to see money coming in for both parties.

Zhang improved to 20-1 by smashing and trashing Jessica Andrade for the 115-pound strap last August. “Magnum” expressed interest in making her first title defense against former champion, Rose Namajunas, but this contract stipulation put an end to those talks.

Jedrzejczyk (16-3) got back into the strawweight title hunt by turning away Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161 back in October. Despite her win over “Karate Hottie,” Jedrzejczyk remains ranked No. 4 in the division, behind the undefeated Tatiana Suarez (No. 3).

So ... who’s ready to plunk down some coin on either of these UFC 248 combatants?

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