The UFC returns to China on Saturday, August 31 when the promotion holds UFC on ESPN+ 15, also known at UFC Fight Night 157, from the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen. In the main event, newly crowned strawweight champion Jessica Andrade will defend her title for the first time when she collides with China’s own Weili Zhang.
History would be made at Weili Zhang finished Andrade in the very first round to become the very first UFC champion from China.
Wow very impressive performance by Zhang https://t.co/QKbswLgAhj
— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) August 31, 2019
The UFC Shenzhen fight card has an early start here in the United States with a 3 a.m. eastern kickoff on the east coast. The entire card will be available via ESPN+.
Little bit of late breaking news as it seems the featherweight bout between Movsar Evloev and Lu Zhenhong may be off the card. It appears as if Zhenhong sustained a cut and cannot compete.
Complete UFC Shenzhen results below:
Main card (6 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
Weili Zhang defeated Jessica Andrade via TKO – Round 1, 0:42 – for UFC strawweight championship
Li Jingliang defeated Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via TKO at 4:51 of R3
Mark De La Rosa defeated Kai Kara-France via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kenan Song defeated Derrick Krantz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mizuki Inoue defeated Wu Yanan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary card (3 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
Anthony Hernandez defeated Jun Yong Park via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:39 of R2
Su Mudaerji defeated Andre Soukhamthath via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Da Un Jung defeated Khadis Ibragimov via submission (guillotine) at 2:00 of R3
Damir Ismagulov defeated Thiago Moises via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Heili Alateng defeated Danaa Batgerel via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Karol Rosa defeated Lara Procopio via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)