June 2, 2023

Zhang Weili to Defend UFC Strawweight Title Against Amanda Lemos at UFC 292

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In an exciting announcement during a recent press conference, Dana White, President of the UFC, confirmed that Zhang Weili, the reigning UFC strawweight champion, will defend her title against the formidable Amanda Lemos at UFC 292. This highly anticipated bout is scheduled to take place on August 19, 2023, at the renowned TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. As the MMA world gears up for this clash of titans, the stakes are high, with Weili looking to solidify her second reign as champion and Lemos aiming to prove her unstoppable power in the strawweight division.

After losing her UFC strawweight title to Rose Namajunas, Zhang Weili faced Carla Esparza in a highly anticipated matchup last November. Weili showcased her exceptional skills and determination, ultimately recapturing the title by submitting Esparza in impressive fashion. This victory marked a triumphant return for the Chinese phenom, highlighting her resilience and demonstrating her ability to adapt and overcome challenges in the Octagon. As she prepares to defend her title against Amanda Lemos, Weili is eager to solidify her status as one of the division’s greatest champions.

Since making the move down to the strawweight division, Amanda Lemos has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. While she did suffer a submission loss to Jessica Andrade, Lemos quickly rebounded and showcased her resilience and skill set in subsequent bouts. Notably, she secured a submission victory over Michelle Waterson and followed it up with a TKO finish against Marina Rodriguez. Lemos’ striking power and well-rounded abilities have garnered attention and established her as a serious contender in the division.

As the countdown to August 19, 2023, continues, fans eagerly await the clash between these two exceptional athletes at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The outcome of this matchup carries significant implications for the division, as a victory for Zhang Weili would further solidify her legacy, while a win for Amanda Lemos would see her ascend to the pinnacle of the division as the new champion. The stakes couldn’t be higher, promising an unforgettable night of WMMA action.

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