The Singapore Indoor Stadium will host a massive strawweight rematch between former divisional champions, Zhang Weili, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 275 on June 11. – with the pair verbally agreeing to re-run their consensus 2020 Fight of the Year in a pivotal outing.
Weili and Jedrzejczyk initially shared the Octagon back in the co-main event of UFC 248 in March of 2020, with then-undisputed strawweight champion, Weili successfully defending her crown with a close, razor-thin split decision victory over Polish striker, Jedrzejczyk.
Per an initial report from ESPN reporter, Marc Raimondi, UFC Chief Business Officer, Hunter Campbell informed the outlet that verbal agreements for a rematch between Weili and Jedrzejczyk were in place for June 11. at UFC 275 – with bout agreements set to be issued as a result.
“Arguably the greatest fight in women’s MMA history is going to be run back,” Marc Raimondi tweeted. “Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been verbally agreed for UFC 275 on June 11 in Singapore, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN. Bout agreements will be sent out shortly.”
Hebei native, Weili would subsequently land just one successful defense of her strawweight title, before returning in April of last year against common opponent, Rose Namajunas – suffering a first round high-kick knockout loss.
In an immediate rematch in November, Weili suffered a unanimous decision loss to the defending titleholder in a Madison Square Garden co-main event.
The March back-and-forth marked the last time Jedrzejczyk entered the Octagon – suffering the fourth loss of her professional career.
The Olyzstan Muay Thai ace earned her title challenge against Weili with a unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson, after a brief flyweight excursion loss to Valentina Shevchenko. During her time as strawweight champion, Jedrzejczyk would score five successful title defenses against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jessica Andrade.
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