The Ultimate Fighting Championship is in Shenzhen, China for UFC Fight Night 157 or UFC on ESPN+ 15 if you will, headlined by a Women’s UFC Strawweight world title bout.
In the main event China’s Weili Zhang, the number 6 ranked contender, who’s 3-0 in the UFC, challenges Brazil’s Jessica Andrade, who’s won 4 in a row, for the UFC Women’s 115 lbs. world title.
In the co-main event China’s Li “The Leech” Jingliang faces Brazilian Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos. Jingliang is 7-3 inside the Octagon coming off back to back win a decision over Daichi Abe & a TKO of David Zawada. “EZDS” is 7-0 in the UFC including stoppages in his last 3 victories, stopping Sean Strickland & Luigi Verdramini with strikes, most recently submitting Curtis Millender.
Also on the main card in men’s Flyweight action number 10 ranked contender Kai Kara-France faces number 14 ranked Mark De La Rosa.
ESPN+ Main Card
- Women’s Strawweight Title: (new champ) Weili Zhang (20-1) def. Jessica Andrade (20-7) by TKO (strikes) 0:43 R1
- Welterweight: Li Jingliang (17-5) def. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (21-6) def. by TKO (punches) 4:51 R3
- Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (20-7) def. Mark De La Rosa (11-3) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Welterweight: Kenan Song (15-5) def. Derrick Krantz (24-12) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Flyweight: Mizuki Inoue (14-5) def. Wu Yanan (10-3) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez (8-1) def. Jun Yong Park (10-4) by submission (anaconda choke) 4:39 R2
- Bantamweight: Su Mudaerji (12-4) def. Andre Soukhamthath (13-8) by (30-25, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
- Light Heavyweight: Da un Jung (12-2) def. Khadis Ibragimov (8-1) by submission (guillotine choke) 2:00 R3
- Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov (19-1) def. Thiago Moises (12-4) by (30-26, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Bantamweight: Heili Alateng (13-7-1) def. Batgerel Danaa (6-2) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Bantamweight: Karol Rosa (12-3) def Lara Procopio (6-1) by (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) split decision