UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang

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UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang
UFC Fight Night- Andrade vs. Zhang.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 31, 2019 (2019-08-31)
VenueShenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena
CityShenzhen, Guangdong, China
Event chronology
UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier

UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang (also known as UFC Fight Night 157 and UFC on ESPN+ 15) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on August 31, 2019 at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The event will mark the promotion's first visit to Shenzhen.[2]

A UFC Women's Strawweight Championship bout between current champion Jéssica Andrade and Weili Zhang has been slated to serve as the event's headliner.[3]

A flyweight bout between Luana Carolina and Yanan Wu has been rescheduled and is expected to take place at the event.[4] The pairing was first scheduled to take place at UFC 237. However, Wu pulled out of the bout due to injury and she was replaced by Priscila Cachoeira.[5]

A welterweight bout between Li Jingliang and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was initially scheduled to take place in November of 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2. However, Santos pulled out of the contest on October 27 due to a knee injury.[6] He was replaced by David Zawada.[7] The pairing has been rescheduled for this event.[8]

Fight card[edit]

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Strawweight Jéssica Andrade (c) vs. Weili Zhang [a]
Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. Mark De La Rosa

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Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC continues China expansion with historic milestones". UFC. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  2. ^ a b Tristan Critchfield. "UFC to hold debut event in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 31". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  3. ^ Staff (2019-06-19). "Jessica Andrade defends title against Weili Zhang during UFC Shenzhen's Main Event". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  4. ^ a b Raphael Marinho (2019-06-06). "After a debut with victory, Luana Dread faces Wu Yanan at the UFC in China on August 31". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  5. ^ Raphael Marinho. "Chinese hurt, and Luana Dread faces Priscila Pedrita at UFC Rio 10" (in Portuguese). Sportv. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-10-27). "Knee injury forces Elizeu Zaleski out of UFC Beijing". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-11-01). "David Zawada tackles short notice party against Li Jingliang during UFC Beijing" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  8. ^ a b Farah Hannoun (2019-07-10). "Li Jingliang vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos added to UFC on ESPN+ 15 in China". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night Shenzhen". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  10. ^ Staff (2019-07-01). "Saparbek Safarov meets newcomer Da Un Jung during UFC Shenzhen". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  11. ^ Staff (2019-07-02). "Anthony Hernandez meets newcomer Jun Yong Park at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in China". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA. "Braziliaans onderonsje tussen Karol Rosa en Lara Procopio tijdens UFC Shenzhen". Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Su Mudaerji vs. Andre Soukhamthath toegevoegd aan UFC Shenzhen card". Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "Voormalig M-1 Global Kampioen Movsar Evloev treft Mike Grundy tijdens UFC Shenzhen". Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-23). "Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Shenzhen". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-23.