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 champion, Rose Namajunas, but this contract stipulation put an end to those talks.
Jedrzejczyk (16-3) got back into the strawweight title hunt by turning away Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161 back in October. Despite her win over “Karate Hottie,” Jedrzejczyk remains ranked No. 4 in the division, behind the undefeated Tatiana Suarez (No. 3).
Expect more upcoming UFC 248 fight card announcements in the coming weeks.