Zhang Weili is pulling out all the stops to ensure she beats UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas in their rematch at UFC 268 this November in New York City, which includes training alongside former UFC double champ Henry Cejudo.
Weili, who lost her title to Namajunas at UFC 261 due to a massive head kick for the ages, decided to move her training camp to Fight Ready in Scottsdale in early September. She’s been able to sharpen her fighting skills while training alongside the likes of Cejudo and current Bellator MMA lightweight champion Patricio Freire.
This is a massive fight for Weili to say the least. The first Chinese champion in UFC history took her loss to Namajunas pretty bad and is desperate to win back her belt and reign supreme over the 115-pound division for years to come. She’ll have to get past “Rose” at UFC 268 for any of that to happen.
Ahead of the rematch, Cejudo decided to take to social media to spice things up a bit. In a recent post (shown above), the former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion issued a warning in preparation for Weili’s return to the Octagon. It’s subtle, but Cejudo takes multiple shots at Namajunas.
“Look your doors, hide your thugs and give us all the roses because Weili 2.0 is coming!” wrote Cejudo.
Having trained alongside Cejudo it’s almost a certainty that Weili will be a better fighter at UFC 268 this November. However, Namajunas is a revolving door of improvement and always seems to bring something new to the cage. Weili will need to bring her A++ game to the Octagon in order to escape the rematch with “Rose.” Hopefully her time with Cejudo on the mats is paying dividends.
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