Current UFC champion Rose Namajunas will try to fend off Zhang Weili in a women’s strawweight title fight later tonight (Sat., Nov. 6, 2021) at UFC 268 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be a rematch from their first meeting at UFC 261 back in April which saw “Thug” finish Weili via first-round head kick knockout to claim the belt.
Namajunas, who is enjoying her second stint as division champion, looked tremendous in her first fight with Weili. Of course, the fight didn’t go on for all that long and Weili is a fighter who usually takes control as the fight goes on. It will be interesting to see what “Rose” has up her sleeves if she’s unable to score the early finish and has to beat the former champion on the scorecards.
Weili, who saw her 21-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Namajunas, is hoping to reclaim her title and continue her reign as the only Chinese champion in UFC history. The 32-year-old fighter looked tremendous through her first five UFC fights, but it all fell apart against “Thug” earlier this year. The last time Weili came off a loss she won her next 21 fights. We’ll have to wait and see if UFC 268 is the start of another six-year unbeaten streak for “Magnum.”
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