Chinese MMA athletes to headline three UFC events, including UFC 281 in November

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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

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

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.


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