China's Zhang Weili defends UFC title

Added On March 10, 2020

 China's first-ever UFC world champion Zhang Weili defended her strawweight title with split decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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Zhang won 48-47 on two judges' cards, while Jedrzejczyk won 48-47 on the third.
Jedrzejczyk, a former world Muay Thai champion, started the first round brightly and landed a number of powerful leg kicks and straight punches.
During the second round, Zhang began to more consistently string together the punches in bunches that caused physical damage to the Polish fighter.
Although the Chinese champion began to fatigue after the first two rounds, she managed to regather her strength and exchanged big shots with her opponent in the closing stage.
But neither could get the finish to take the decision out of the judges' hands.