ESPN is reporting that the UFC is close to finalizing a strawweight title fight between champion Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang for Aug. 31 in China.
After a weekend of debating weather Tatiana Suarez or Michelle Waterson would challenge Jessica Andrade for UFC’s strawweight title, it appears that the answer is Weili Zhang.
According to a report by ESPN, the UFC is close to finalizing a strawweight title fight between Andrade and Zhang at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on Aug. 31 at Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Prior to this report, Michelle Waterson made her case to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani that she should receive a shot at Andrade, despite UFC president Dana White dismissing Waterson as an immediate challenger.
The discussion arose, after strawweight contender Tatiana Suarez defeated Nina Ansaroff at UFC 238.
Andrade recent captured the strawweight title after a stunning KO victory via slam over Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 in May.
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