UFC 248: Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jerdrzejczyk 03/07/2020 Fight Analysis, Betting Predictions and UFC Odds

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UFC 248 Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jerdrzejczyk 03-07-2020 Fight Analysis Betting Predictions and UFC Odds

UFC 248: Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jerdrzejczyk 03/07/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship kicks off the month of March with a blockbuster fight card at the UFC 248 that will happen in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. This event is available to watch on television through Pay Per View while the official online live stream can be seen through UFC Fight Pass. For the main event, it will be the UFC Middleweight Championship on the line as Israel Adesanya going up against Yoel Romero. Co-headlining the fight card is a strawweight battle as Weili Zhang defends her championship against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. According to UFC Fight Odds, Zhang is the favorite to win over the former champion.

UFC 248: Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jerdrzejczyk 03/07/2020

When: Saturday, March 07, 9:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 248: Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jerdrzejczyk 03/07/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Weili Zhang -220 Joanna Jerdrzejczyk +180

Main Card

Weili Zhang

Weili Zhang is a 30-year-old fighter that carries the ring name of “Magnum” and she hails from Hebei China. Standing at five-foot-four, Zhang fights out of Black Tiger Fight Club and since her first professional MMA fight way back in November 2013, she has not been defeated as she dominated her matches in Kunlun Fight. Zhang came to the UFC on August 7, 2018.

She rose up quickly defeating Danielle Taylor, Jessica Aguilar and Tecia Torres before earning a title fight against Jessica Andrade. Zhang finished Andrade in 42 seconds in the first round.  Zhang is a fighter that is a swiss-army knife of moves as she can finish her bouts from the ground and can also knock down her opponents with her hands. She can also outlast her opponents as she has never lost in the eyes of any judge in the UFC when it comes to the scorecards.

Joanna Jerdrzejczyk

Joanna Jerdrzejczyk is a 32-year-old strawweight fighter that hails from Olsztyn, Poland and stands at five-foot-six. She fights out of American Top Team. This fighter is in the conversation as the best ever to hold the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship in the history of the organization. She came into the UFC in July 2014 and won two straight matches to score a title fight against Carla Esparza.

She defeated the champion by knocking her down in the second round and started a 966-day reign before getting her first defeat against Rose Namajunas as she got knocked down in the first round. The rematch came a few months after but the judges didn’t favor her as she took another loss via unanimous decision. She earned another title fight against Valentina Shevchenko in December 2018 but got defeated once again. To earn her right to battle Zhang, she had to go through the Karate Hottie, Michelle Waterson in October 2019.

Zhang vs Jerdrzejczyk Betting Numbers

Record 20-1-0 16-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country China Poland
Height 5′ 4″ 5′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 115 125
Reach (inches) 63 65
Win by KO/TKO 50% 25%
Win by Submission 35% 6%
Decisions 15% 69%
Strikes landed per minute 6.22 6.18
Striking accuracy 49% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.24 2.73
Striking defense 63% 65%
Takedown average 1.75 0.3
Takedown accuracy 30% 62%
Takedown defense 100% 81%
Submission average 0.9 0.1

Zhang vs Jerdrzejczyk Betting Picks

Jedrzejczyk is itching to get back her championship and she sees this as the best chance to prove that the title belongs to her waist once again. Tough as nails, Jedrzejczyk will try to get this fight to the judges’ scorecards but Sportsbook sees Zhang retaining her championship. With Jedrzejczyk trying to avoid the hand of Zhang, the champion will try to finish the fight early before the final bell sounds.