Zhang Weili obtains US visa for UFC 248 title defence against Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “I have fire in my belly”

Zhang Weili has successfully obtained a US visa ready for her upcoming UFC 248 title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Zhang Weili takes on Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 on March 7.

Weili made the announcement during a recent post on her Weibo account.

I got the visa and now I got the go ahead to fight. To be honest, it was not easy [obtaining the visa]. The fight wasn’t going to happen unless I got a visa. Now I got it and I have fire in my belly and I can start losing weight. See you in the United States.” Weili said.

Zhang is currently in Abu Dhabi after leaving China, and then Thailand, earlier this month because of the coronavirus outbreak. She is set to leave for the US on February 25.

The 30-year-old will attempt to make the first defense of her UFC strawweight title on March 7 when she takes on Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 248.

‘UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero’ takes place on March 7, 2020, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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