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Dana White declares strawweight title struggle for UFC 300

UFC CEO Dana White has announced the first title fight for UFC 300. White teased some fight announcements for UFC 300 on Tuesday but ended up pushing it back until Wednesday. Taking to his Instagram, White announced that Zhang Weili will defend her strawweight title against Yan Xiaonan at UFC 300, which goes down on

Dana White declares strawweight title struggle for UFC 300

UFC CEO Dana White has introduced the primary title struggle for UFC 300. Dana White

White teased some struggle bulletins for UFC 300 on Tuesday however ended up pushing it again till Wednesday. Taking to his Instagram, White introduced that Zhang Weili will defend her strawweight title in opposition to Yan Xiaonan at UFC 300, which fits down on April 13 on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC CEO additionally revealed that he’ll announce two extra fights for UFC 300 on Thursday.

Zhang Weili (24-3) is coming off her first protection – of her second reign – of her strawweight title again at UFC 292 in August as she scored a one-sided decision over Amanda Lemos. Weili reclaimed the belt within the struggle prior, as she submitted Carla Esparza. To earn the title shot, Weili scored a highlight-reel KO win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to snap her two-fight shedding streak.

Earlier than the win over Jedrzejczyk, Weili suffered back-to-back losses to Rose Namajunas to lose her strawweight title. The 34-year-old gained the strawweight title for the primary time in 2019 with a 42-second TKO over Jessica Andrade and defended it as soon as by cut up resolution in opposition to Jedrzejczyk earlier than shedding it to Namajuns.

Yan Xiaonan (17-3 and one No Contest) is on a two-fight profitable streak and scored a first-round KO win over Jessica Andrade again in Could to earn the title shot. Earlier than that, she scored a majority resolution win over Mackenzie Dern to snap her two-fight shedding skid as she misplaced a majority resolution to Marina Rodriguez and was TKO’d by Esparza.

Xiaonan is ranked second at strawweight and is 8-2 within the UFC. She holds notable wins over Angela Hill, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Claudia Gadelha. UFC 300 can even mark her first probability at changing into the strawweight champion.

UFC 300 is as follows:

  • Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage

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