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“She’s like a role model”- Zhang Weili expresses her honor for Jonna Jedrzejczyk post the latter’s retirement

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is praised by Weili Zhang, who deems her a role model and predicts a title battle with Carla Esparza.

The brutal blow Weili Landed that put Joanna to the canvas

A terrific fight between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk was capped off by an emotional retirement. After a highlight-reel knockout loss to Zhang at UFC 275, Jedrzejczyk announced her retirement from mixed martial arts. On the feet, the two continued where they left off in their previous encounter, trading hard punches and kicks. Zhang took over the ground by getting Jedrzejczyk down and landing powerful ground and pound. Jedrzejczyk unleashed a hard low kick that felled her opponent, but Zhang took over the ground by taking Jedrzejczyk down and landing hard ground and pound.

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Zhang reacted with a spinning back fist that hit clean on Jedrzejczyk’s chin at the opening of the second round after Jedrzejczyk attempted a one-two that missed. As Jedrzejczyk collided with the canvas, referee Marc Goddard immediately stopped the fight. Simply said, Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk is a formula for spectacular bloodshed. Regardless of gender, their first bout at UFC 248 is considered one of the best fights in history. Their rematch on Saturday night was also fought at a breakneck speed.

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“I want [to] fight with Carla in Abu Dhabi” – Zhang Weili desires to compete against Carla Esparza next 

Zhang Weili vs Joanna Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

It was a far cry from their first encounter, which took place at UFC 248 in March 2020 and was dubbed “the greatest female fighter of all time” by many. Zhang, who was the 115-pound champion at the time, won that fight by a razor-thin split decision. Following her knockout loss to Zhang on Saturday night in Singapore, Jedrzejczyk declared her retirement from the ring, bringing an end to an era in the division. In the aftermath of that decision, Zhang had nothing but appreciation for the Polish star. In the post-fight interview she stated, “Before I became a UFC fighter, Joanna was the champion,”. “She is like a role model. I want to chase her [accomplishments] every day”

Zhang’s most recent victory was not only a solid contender for “Knockout of the Year,” but it also puts her up for a future fight with current strawweight champion Carla Esparza. For that fight, Zhang already has a site in mind.

She further added in the interview “I want [to] fight with Carla in Abu Dhabi because I know there’s a fight there in October,” Zhang said. “I think Carla is a special fighter, too, and I know that can be a really good fight. Also, for me and for her – not China or the U.S. So we can fight in another country, so it’s fair for both of us.”

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