Join us today (Saturday, August 31st) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang takes place at the Shenzhen Universade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, China.
Headlining the card is a women’s strawweight championship fight, where champion Jessica Andrade defends her title for the first time against number six-ranked contender Weili Zhang.
The co-main event features a welterweight scrap between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, who battles the streaking Li Jingliang.
The event kicks off on ESPN at approximately 3 AM EST with five fights. The main card then moves to ESPN+ at 6 AM EST.
Round 1 – Both women feel each other out, Mizuki later engages the clinch, to no avail. Mizuki moves forward as Wu back pedals. Mizuki continues to throw short combinations. Wu is the much bigger, but more tentative fighter. Mizuki continues to march forward as Wu backs up towards the fence. 10-9 Mizuki
Round 2 – Mizuki lands big and moves forward, but Wu starts to show some offense. Mizuki engages the takedown, but Wu uses her size advantage and gets front headlock. She attempts a standing guillotine, but Mizuki escapes. Wu lands an elbow from the clinch, as the fights gets back to the center of the cage. Mizuki continues to move forward and landing her combinations. She attempts another foot sweep, but was effectively defended by Wu. 10-9 Mizuki
Round 3 – Wu is engaging more now, moving forward and attempting takedowns, but Mizuki continues with her offense. Mizuki is landing jabs, but Wu is starting to connect, as well. Wu drops down and shoots for a double-leg, but Mizuki defends it well. Mizuki continues to move forward, but Wu neutralizes the attack by clinching. Wu lands knees from the clinch. Both ladies trade heavy shots, aiming to finish strong. 10-9 Mizuki
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