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When is Zhang vs Suarez?
Weili Zhang could potentially take on Tatiana Suarez, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Zhang vs Suarez stats
Weili Zhang would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Tatiana Suarez would make her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Zhang would have a large advantage in power over Suarez, boasting at 46% knock out percentage over Suarez's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Suarez would have an advantage over Zhang, with a 50% submission rate over Zhang's 33%.
Weili Zhang is the older woman by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Suarez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Zhang. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Zhang is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made her debut in 2013, 8 months earlier than Suarez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She has fought 33 more professional rounds, 54 to Suarez's 21.
Zhang vs Suarez form
Zhang has beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight, she defeated Amanda Lemos at UFC 292 on 19th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Carla Esparza at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, she had beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Before that, she had been beaten by Rose Namajunas at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
She had lost to Rose Namajunas at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Strawweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Zhang's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Suarez's last 3 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Zhang vs Suarez?
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