Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas: UFC 261 Co-main Event Preview & Prediction

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Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas: UFC 261 Co-main Event Preview & Prediction

There is a jam-packed weekend of UFC fights coming up at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The event features three title fights in front of a full crowd, the first time in over a year for the sport.

While the Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal bout has stolen some of the headlines, both women’s title fights have quite the anticipation. The co-main event features the defending strawweight champion Weili Zhang, against the former champion Rose Namajunas. Many have predicated this fight to be a war of two well-trained mixed martial artists, and the trash talk has even gotten personal.

Namajunas has the slight physical edge; she holds an inch in height and two inches in reach. She is no stranger to the stage as a former UFC Strawweight champion ready to go for her fifth title fight in her career.

Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas Prediction

Our prediction? A Namajunas first-round winner.

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Expect this fight to begin on Saturday, April 24th, at approximately 11:15pm EST. Following this fight, is the Usman vs. Masvidal bout, scheduled to begin approximately at 12am.

Check out the odds for the rest of the card here, presented by the William Hill sportsbook.

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