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Who won Zhang vs Jędrzejczyk?
Weili Zhang beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk by split decision in their 5 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 248, on Saturday 7th March 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Weili Zhang.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s strawweight championship.
Zhang vs Jędrzejczyk stats
Weili Zhang stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk made her way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhang had a large advantage in power over Jedrzejczyk, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Jedrzejczyk's 25%.
Weili Zhang was the younger woman by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Jedrzejczyk had a height advantage of 2 inches over Zhang. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Zhang was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made her debut in 2013, 1 year and 5 months later than Jedrzejczyk, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 28 less professional rounds, 39 to Jedrzejczyk's 67.
Zhang vs Jędrzejczyk form
Joanna Jedrzejczyk had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Michelle Waterson at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Going into that contest, she had beat Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary.
Before that, she had lost to Rose Namajunas at UFC 223 on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
She had been beaten by Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Zhang's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Jedrzejczyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 12 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.