UFC WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Carla Esparza (20-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif., USA) is determined to retain her belt in her second reign atop the division.
• UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion
• Female Pound-for-Pound Fighter #6
• Four wins by knockout, four by submission
• Has won six consecutive victories
• Holds wins over Xiaonan Yan, Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson
China’s first UFC world champion, Zhang Weill (22-3, fighting in Beijing, China), is looking to win back his title and resume his divisional dominance.
• Straw weight ranked n° 2
• Female No. 5 Pound-for-Pound Fighter
• Eleven wins by knockout, seven by submission
• Won one Fight of the Night award and two Performance of the Night awards
• Holds wins over Jessica Andrade, Joanna Jedrzejczyk
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA and will stream live in Asia on Sunday, November 13.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SANDHAGEN VS SONG
In Las Vegas at the Apex Arena, top bantamweights will join the title conversation as No. 4-ranked Cory Sandhagen (14-1, fighter in Aurora, Colorado, USA) takes on Song Yadong ( 19-6-1, fighter from Heilongjiang, China). UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen VS Song will air live in Asia on Sunday, September 17.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAST VS YAN
The top female strawweights will put their top five status on the line as No. 4 Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern (12-2, fighting out of Glendale, Arizona, USA) takes on No. 5 Yan Xiaonan (13-3, fighting in Liaoning, China). UFC Fight Night: Dern vs Yan will air live in Asia on Sunday, October 2.