Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Zhang vs Namajunas?
Rose Namajunas beat Weili Zhang by , during the co-main event of UFC 261, on Saturday 24th April 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rose Namajunas.
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 Namajunas stats
Weili Zhang stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Rose Namajunas made her way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhang had a massive power advantage over Namajunas, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Namajunas' 11%.
Weili Zhang was the older woman by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Namajunas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zhang. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Zhang was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made her debut in 2013, 10 months later than Namajunas, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 4 more professional rounds, 45 to Namajunas' 41.
Namajunas' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.