Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 in the works for UFC 275


Ex-champions Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are expected to meet in a rematch at the upcoming UFC 275 card slated for June 11 in Singapore.

Multiple people familiar with the promotion have confirmed that they will be MMA Fighting Saturday, and verbal agreements were made by both fighters. Contracts are expected to be issued at any time after UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell first reported the news to ESPN.

Zhang (21-3) and Jedrzejczyk (16-4) met in arguably the greatest fight in women’s mixed martial arts history back at UFC 248 in March 2020. After a lengthy back and forth battle with Jedrzejczyk, Zhang won a split decision to keep her UFC strawweight title. They’ll now run it back, as Zhang hopes to get back to winning ways after losing two title fights against Rose Namajunas, the reigning 115-pound champion.

Jedrzejczyk makes her debut since Zhang’s loss. She is looking to get back into title contention, after being away for more than two year.

Zhang currently ranks No. 2 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, while Jedrzejczyk is unranked due to inactivity.

The rematch between Zhang and Jedrzejczyk joins a growing lineup at UFC 275, which will be highlighted by a pair of title fights as Glover Teixeira puts his light heavyweight belt on the line against Jiri Prochazka, and Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight strap against Taila Santos.