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UFC Fight Night 157 title fight official as Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang make weight

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UFC Fight Night 157 — which is set to go down on Saturday. Aug. 31, 2019 inside Shenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China on ESPN+ — officially has its title fight, as women’s Strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, and top contender, Weili Zhang, both made weight during the early weigh-ins.

Andrade checked in at 114.5, while Zhang — who was the first fighter to tip the scales — weighed in at 115 on the dot.

Jessica is looking to be successful in her first-ever title defense after winning the 115-pound title earlier this year after knocking out Rose Namajunas in the main event of UFC 237 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (see it again here).

Zhang, meanwhile, hopes to makes history by becoming the first Chinese-born champion for UFC, all while collecting consecutive win number 20, fourth inside the world-famous Octagon.

Watch them both weigh in below:

Complete UFC Fight Night 157 early weigh-in text results below (courtesy of MMA Junkie):

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 6 a.m. ET)

Champ Jessica Andrade (114.5) vs. Weili Zhang (115) – for strawweight title

Li Jingliang (171) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5)

Mark De La Rosa (125.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (126)

Movsar Evloev (146) vs. Zhenhong Lu (146)

Mizuki Inoue (125) vs. Wu Yanan (129*)


Song Kenan (170.5) vs. Derrick Krantz (169)

Anthony Hernandez (185) vs. Jun Yong Park (186)

Su Mudaerji (136) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136)

Khadis Ibragimov (206) vs. Da Un Jung (206)

Damir Ismagulov (155.5) vs. Thiago Moises (156)

Heili Alateng (136) vs. Danaa Batgerel (136)

Lara Procopio (135) vs. Karol Rosa (135.5)

*Missed weight, fined 30 percent of purse

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