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UFC champ Zhang Weili defends the title with stellar performance



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Zhang Weili. Photo credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie – USA TODAY Sports

Strawweight champion Zhang Weili just took on Amanda Lemos in the co-main event of UFC 292 in Boston.

A heavy leg kick from the champion took the fight to the ground immediately. Weili landed heavy ground-and-pound but Lemos threatened with a submission attempt.

The champion dominated the entire fight, and in the fifth and final round, she knocked down Lemos with a massive right hand and punished the Brazilian with heavy ground-and-pound.

After the final bell, Weilie stood as the winner via unanimous decision with 50-43, 50-44 and 49-45 on the judges’ scorecards.

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First title defense in her second reign for Zhang Weili

The win was the first title defense in her second reign for the Chinese strawweight.

“Thank you everybody, I’m so happy,” Weili said in the post-fight interview.

Zhang Weili won the strawweight strap for the second time on November 12, 2022, as she faced defeated Carla Esparza via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round of their title bout.

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