Carla Esparza “excited and ready” for Zhang Weili showdown at UFC 281: “Two weeks can’t come fast enough”

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Carla Esparza is pumped up and ready for her upcoming strawweight title defense against Zhang Weili at UFC 281.

Carla Esparza is a two-time UFC strawweight champion.

Esparza (19-6-0) defeated Rose Namajunas via split decision at this past May’s UFC 274 event to become a two-time strawweight champion. On November 12, ‘The Cookie Monster’ will look to defend her title for the first time against the powerful Zhang Weili.

On Saturday evening, Esparza took to her social media pages to release an update on her training camp. The champ is full of confidence leading into the highly anticipated bout.

Excited and ready. Two weeks can’t come fast enough.” she wrote.

The 35-year-old is considered a pioneer for female strawweights. She previously made history by becoming the first ever Invicta FC strawweight champion, as well as the first ever UFC strawweight champion.

UFC 281 takes place on Saturday November 12, 2022, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States.

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