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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, José Youngs and his co-host will break down some of the top storylines in the world of mixed martial arts. Some of the topics they will discuss are the UFC finally setting date for Conor McGregor’s highly-anticipated return to the Octagon against Donald Cerrone at UFC 247, Weili Zhang’s scheduled title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Colby Covington’s recent comments on Dana White, Combate...

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Duke Roufus will be joining forces with one of the UFC’s newest champions. The head coach of Roufusport MMA in Milwaukee, Wis., Roufus announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he’ll be helping UFC strawweight champ Zhang Weili prepare for her first title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248, which takes place March 7. Roufus said he’ll help the Chinese champion finish off her training camp at Roufusport so she can get acclimated to the...

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Cynthia Calvillo is aiming right at the top of the division. With only one career blemish, top-ranked strawweight Calvillo (8-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) currently is riding a two-fight winning streak as she heads into her Saturday fight against Marina Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 7. With a win, she hopes to one day face a former UFC strawweight queen, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who she said is a “dream fight.” “One of my...

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Zhang Weili’s first UFC strawweight title defense will come against the division’s most successful champion. Former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to regain the crown when she challenges Weili for the 115-pound belt at UFC 248, which takes place March 7 at a location to be determined. MMA Junkie confirmed with multiple people close to the situation that the verbal agreements are in place for the matchup following an initial report from MMA Fighting. The...

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, has verbally agreed to face former division titleholder, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, at the upcoming UFC 248 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., March 7, 2020, at a city and venue to be named. That’s according to a report from MMA Fighting. Zhang improved to 20-1 by smashing and trashing Jessica Andrade for the 115-pound strap last August. “Magnum” expressed interest in making her first title defense against former...

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It appears Weili Zhang has her first title defense scheduled, and she’ll be going up against the longest reigning champion in strawweight history. Coming off a win over Jessica Andrade to claim the 115-pound belt in August, Weili is expected to meet Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a featured title fight at UFC 248 on March 7. Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in place for the fight with contracts expected to be...