Unlike her previous training camps, Zhang Weili has sought the help of former two-division champion Henry Cejudo ahead of UFC 268.
Zhang Weili is training to get back her strawweight belt against Rose Namajunas at UFC 268. The Chinese fighter lost her belt to “Thug Tose” at UFC 261 via TKO in the very first round. After her devastating loss, Zhang has Henry Cejudo, a fighter that has defended his belt in two divisions, train her to be the very best. According to Weili’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach Pedro Jordao Cejudo and Zhang get along very well and “Triple-C” is helping “Magnum” reach her full potential.
Pedro assures that the world will see a new version of Zhang in her rematch in Madison Square Garden, New York City. Cejudo previously has called the Chinese fighter a Ferrari. In an interview with South China Morning Post, the Jiu-Jitsu coach spoke about Henry. “The camp here is going very well and Cejudo is very present at her training. You guys are gonna see a new version of Zhang,” said Pedro speaking to Post.
Zhang Weili’s coach says they are ready for Rose Namajunas
To give her complete focus and attention, Weili decided to move her training camp from China to Scottsdale, Arizona. From her Jiu-Jitsu coach’s words, it looks like Weili is looking to take the fight on the ground and defeat Rose. Weili’s team is aware of the threat Rose Namajunas poses with her striking, especially her kicks. Namajunas knocked out Weili with a front kick in their first meeting to dethrone the Chinese fighter.
“Because Rose has long legs, we have to pay more attention to triangle and armbar attacks. But I don’t see Rose getting success grappling with Weili. All I can say is that Weili is gonna be ready, she is motivated and we all think she’ll get the title back,” said Jordao.