Tomorrow night’s strawweight title fight is good to go. Both headliners made weight ahead of UFC Shenzhen which will see Jessica Andrade put her strawweight belt on the line against Weili Zhang.
Andrade tipped the scales at 114.5lbs while Zhang weighed bang on 115lbs. At Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena tomorrow night the challenger will be looking to become the first Chinese fighter to ever win a UFC title.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Chinese fighters at this morning’s weigh in. Wu Yanan came in well over the flyweight limit, tipping the scales at 129lbs while opponent Mizuki Inoue, who normally competes in the strawweight division, weighed exactly 125lbs.
Everyone else on the card made weight. Featherweight newcomer Lu Zhenhong left it late but eventually tipped the scales at 146lbs ahead of his short notice rematch with Movsar Evloev, who also weighed 146lbs.
This will be the promotion’s third event in mainland China after cards in Shanghai and Beijing.
UFC on ESPN+ 15, Shenzhen, August 31st
Main Event: Jessica Andrade (114.5lbs) vs Zhang Weili (115lbs)
Co-Main Event: Li Jingliang (171lbs) vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5lbs)
Kai Kara-France (126lbs) vs Mark De La Rosa (125.5lbs)
Lu Zhenhong (146lbs) vs Movsar Evloev (146lbs)
Wu Yanan (129lbs) vs Mizuki Inoue (125lbs)
Song Kenan (170.5lbs) vs Derrick Krantz (169lbs)
Jun Yong Park (186lbs) vs Anthony Hernandez (185lbs)
Su Mudaerji (136lbs) vs Andre Soukhamthath (136lbs)
Da Un Jung (206lbs) vs Khadis Ibragimov (206lbs)
Damir Ismagulov (155.5lbs) vs Thiago Moises (156lbs)
Alateng Heili (136lbs) vs Danaa Batgerel (136lbs)
Karol Rosa (135.5lbs) vs Lara Procopio (135lbs)