UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Results: Weili Zhang Makes UFC History As The First Chinese Born Champion

UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Results: Weili Zhang Makes UFC History As The First Chinese Born Champion

Main Card (6am EST., ESPN+)

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
#6 Weili Zhang def. Jessica Andrade by TKO via strikes (0:42, R1) to win the title

Li Jingliang def. #14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos by TKO via strikes (4:51, R3)

#10 Kai Kara-France def. #14 Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Song Kenan def. Derrick Krantz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mizuki Inoue def. Wu Yanan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (3am EST., ESPN)

Anthony Hernandez def. Jun Yong Park by submission via d’arce choke (4:39, R2)

Su Mudaerji def. Andre Soukhamthathby unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Da Un Jung def. Khadis Ibragimov by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:00, R3)

Damir Ismagulov def. Thiago Moises by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Heili Alatang def. Danaa Batgerel by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Karol Rosa def. Lara Procopia by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)


Karol Rosa vs. Lara Procopia

Round One: The round begins with Procopia attacking Rosa with some leg kicks, Rosa comes forward while jabbing away at Procopia. Procopia and Rosa exchange some punching combinations, Rosa nails Procopia with some leg kicks as well. Procopia starts looking for the takedown against Rosa, Rosa nails a swinging Procopia with a counter right. Rosa then nails Procopia with a two punch combination, Rosa stuns Procopia with a right hook. Procopia recovers and she cracks Rosa with a right of her own, Procopia starts landing some combinations against Rosa. Procopia comes forward and she nails Rosa with a short left, Rosa attacks a kicking Procopia with a counter right. Procopia gets Rosa against the cage wall after eating a two punch combination and the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Procopia attacking Rosa with leg kicks, Rosa responds by landing leg kicks of her own. Rosa cracks a kicking Procopia with a counter right, Procopia comes forward and swings away at Rosa. Rosa blocks a high kick before popping Procopia with a right. Rosa continues nailing a swinging Procopia with counter rights, the fighters clinch and Rosa lands a few strikes before separating. Procopia backs up Rosa after throwing a four punch combination, Procopia hunts for the takedown against Rosa. The fighters clinch briefly and exchange knee strikes, Procopia stuns Rosa with a two punch combination. Procopia slips on a takedown attempt and Rosa kicks away at her legs, the referee eventually makes Procopia stand up. Procopia charges at Rosa as the two swing away at each other, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Rosa attacking a jabbing Procopia with some leg kicks, Procopia nails Rosa with a two punch combination. Rosa nails a kicking Procopia with a two punch combination, Procopia and Rosa exchange some right hooks. Procopia charges at Rosa while landing a multiple punch combination, Rosa drops Procopia with a right and she lets her back up after landing a few strikes. Rosa then drills Procopia with a knee strike to the midsection, Procopia charges forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Rosa nails Procopia with more rights and knee strikes, Procopia responds by nailing Rosa with a short right. Procopia pops a kicking Rosa with a counter right, Procopia looks for a takedown and Rosa avoids it. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: Karol Rosa def. Lara Procopia by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Heili Alatang vs. Danaa Batgerel

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Alatang cracks Batgerel with a few rights. Batgerel nails a swinging Alatang with a counter left hook, Batgerel keeps Alatang at a distance while peppering him with jabs. Alatang nails a backing Batgerel with a short right hook, Alatang comes forward and he nails Batgerel with a two punch combination. Batgerel charges at Alatang while swinging away at him, Alatang rocks Batgerel with a series of rights. Batgerel responds by landing his own combination against Alatang, Batgerel swings at Alatang as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Batgerel taking a few swings at Alatang, Batgerel starts attacking Alatang with some leg kicks. Alatang nails a swinging Batgerel with a counter right, Batgerel responds by throwing a few overhand rights against Alatang. Alatang continues getting backed up by a swinging Batgerel, Batgerel lands a left hook before eating a counter right. Batgerel attacks Alatang with a high kick that gets blocked, Batgerel stuns Alatang by landing a right. Batgerel briefly clinches with Alatang while landing a few knee strikes, Batgerel eats a left while nailing Alatang with a right hook. Batgerel scores a takedown on Alatang and Alatang gets right back up as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Batgerel looks for the high kick against Alatang. Batgerel stuns Alatang with a left hook followed by an uppercut, Alatang then cracks Batgerel with a two punch combination. Alatang then catches a swinging Batgerel with a counter right hook, Batgerel responds by nailing Alatang with a left cross. Alatang scores a takedown and Batgerel gets right back up, Alatang drags Batgerel back to the ground and he gets the half guard. Alatang advances to side control while landing a few strikes, Batgerel scrambles to his feet and Alatang gets him against the cage wall. Batgerel scores another takedown on Alatang and he gets side control, Batgerel eats strikes while getting Alatang in his full guard. Alatang lands some more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Heili Alatang def. Danaa Batgerel by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises

Round One: The round begins with Moises attacking Ismagulov with some leg kicks, Ismagulov attacks a kicking Moises with a counter right. Ismagulov attacks a kicking Moises with a multiple punch combination, Ismagulov comes forward and he attacks Moises with combinations. Moises attacks Ismagulov with a few high kicks that get blocked, Ismagulov starts attacking Moises with some leg kicks of his own. Ismagulov continues coming forward and swinging away at Moises, Ismagulov drops Moises with a multiple punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Ismagulov attacking Moises with some leg kicks, Moises responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Moises pops a kicking Ismagulov with a counter right, the fighters attack each other with combinations and little of it lands. Moises scores a takedown on Ismagulov and Ismagulov scrambles to his feet to get Moises against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moises stuns Ismagulov with a left. Moises comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Ismagulov then cracks a swinging Moises with a counter right hook. Ismagulov grabs Moises and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Ismagulov swings away at Moises until the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Ismagulov backs up Moises with a spinning back kick attempt. Ismagulov and Moises also exchange a few leg kicks, Ismagulov attacks Moises with a pair of kicks to the midsection. Ismagulov comes forward and he attacks Moises with a few combinations, Ismagulov cracks Moises with a right hook afterwards. Ismagulov nails a backing Moises with a jumping side kick to the midsection, Moises barely nails Ismagulov with a front kick to the midsection. Moises nails Ismagulov with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Ismagulov and Moises exchange a few blows as the round ends.

Official Result: Damir Ismagulov def. Thiago Moises by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Da Un Jung vs. Khadis Ibragimov

Round One: The round begins with Ibragimov mauling Jung with a massive striking combination, Jung slows things down and he attacks Ibragimov with jabs. Ibragimov continuously swings wildly against Jung, Ibragimov charges at Jung while swinging wildly at him. Ibragimov backs Jung into the cage wall while throwing another big combination, Ibragimov again backs Jung into the cage wall while swinging at him. Jung cracks Ibragimov with a knee strike as they separated, Jung nails Ibragimov with a combination of his own as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some rights, Jung goes back to attacking Ibragimov with jabs. Jung backs up Ibragimov while landing a punching combination, Jung pops Ibragimov with an uppercut followed by a knee strike. Ibragimov and Jung exchange some left hooks, Jung then cracks Ibragimov with a short right hook. Ibragimov backs up Jung while swinging wildly at him, Jung attacks Ibragimov with combinations of his own. Jung backs up Ibragimov while picking him apart with combinations, Ibragimov grabs Jung and gets him against the cage wall. Ibragimov scores a takedown and Jung gets right back up, the fighters clinch and Jung lands a knee strike. Ibragimov again grabs Jung and gets him against the cage wall, Jung drops for a kimura and Ibragimov escapes to get top position on the ground as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Ibragimov grabs a swinging Jung and he gets him against the cage wall. Ibragimov scores a takedown on Jung and Jung gets right back up, Ibragimov scores another takedown and Jung gets back up again. Ibragimov drags Jung to the ground again and Jung gets back up before getting put against the cage wall, Jung catches Ibragimov in a standing guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Da Un Jung def. Khadis Ibragimov by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:00, R3)

Su Mudaerji vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Round One: The round begins with Soukhamthath attacking Mudaerji with some leg kicks, Mudaerji responds by landing a few side kicks. Soukhamthath and Mudaerji exchange a few rights, Mudaerji attacks Soukhamthath with some leg kicks of his own. Mudaerji barely nails Soukhamthath with a hook kick to the head, Soukhamthath gets Mudaerji against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Mudaerji kicks away at Soukhamthath before landing a straight left, Mudaerji nails Soukhamthath with more lefts as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Mudaerji attacking Soukhamthath with multiple side kicks, Soukhamthath backs up Mudaerji while swinging away at him. Soukhamthath cracks Mudaerji with a straight right to the face, Mudaerji looks for a high kick and Soukhamthath blocks it. Mudaerji keeps Soukhamthath at a distance by landing some jabs, Mudaerji continues nailing Soukhamthath with lefts. Mudaerji stuns Soukhamthath by landing some short rights, Mudaerji attacks Soukhamthath with a high kick followed by a left. Mudaerji stays at a distance while swinging away at Soukhamthath, Mudaerji swings away at Soukhamthath as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Mudaerji nailing Soukhamthath with more lefts, Mudaerji also mixes in some kicks against Soukhamthath. Mudaerji continues nailing Soukhamthath with combinations, Mudaerji scores a takedown on Soukhamthath and he gets the half guard. Mudaerji attacks Soukhamthath with some ground and pound, Soukhamthath gets Mudaerji in his full guard while eating more strikes. Mudaerji advances to the half guard while nailing Soukhamthath with more strikes, Mudaerji lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Su Mudaerji def. Andre Soukhamthathby unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Jun Yong Park vs. Anthony Hernandez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Hernandez comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Park nails a swinging Hernandez with a counter right, Park gets put against the cage wall after nailing Hernandez with a four punch combination. The fighters separate and Park nails a swinging Hernandez with a right hook, Park backs Hernandez against the cage wall after landing a combination. The fighters separate and Hernandez scores a takedown on Park after landing a combination, Park gets back up and Hernandez gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Hernandez scores another takedown on Park and Park gets back up a short time later. The fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Park jabbing away against Hernandez, Hernandez lands a body kick before eating a counter right. Hernandez eats a bunch of punching combinations from Park, Park rocks Hernandez with a multiple punch combination. Park backs Hernandez into the cage wall while landing more strikes, Hernandez scores a takedown on Park and Park gets right back up. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Hernandez scores another takedown on Park and Park gets right back up while eating strikes. Hernandez scores another takedown on Park after landing a multiple strike combination, Hernandez gets back control while nailing Park with ground and pound. Park scrambles and Hernandez catches him in a d’arce choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Anthony Hernandez def. Jun Yong Park by submission via d’arce choke (4:39, R2)

Mizuki Inoue vs. Wu Yanan

Round One: The round begins with Inoue attacking Yanan with a punching combination, Yanan starts nailing Inoue with leg kicks. Inoue charges forward and she swings away at Yanan, Yanan looks to hit Inoue with a counter strike combination. Yanan nails Inoue with a two punch combination, the fighters briefly clinch and exchange strikes. Inoue and Yanan exchange some combinations until the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Yanan kicking Inoue in the midsection, Inoue comes forward and she nails Yanan with a right. Yanan charges forward and she attacks Inoue with a combination, Inoue goes for a takedown and Yanan gets her against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Inoue nails Yanan with a few elbow strikes, Inoue and Yanan take turns attacking each other with combinations. Yanan grabs Inoue and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Inoue attacking Yanan with combinations, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Inoue grans Yanan and gets her against the cage wall for a short time, Yanan swings away at Inoue during a brief separation. Yanan separates from Inoue and she lands a two punch combination, Inoue lands a two punch combo of her own against Yanan. Yanan cracks Inoue with a kick to the midsection, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: Mizuki Inoue def. Wu Yanan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Song Kenan vs. Derrick Krantz

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Krantz attacks Kenan with some leg kicks. Kenan also attacks Krantz with a variety of kicks, Kenan nails Krantz with a kick to the midsection. Krantz grabs Kenan and they battle along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Krantz pops Kenan with an uppercut. Krantz and Kenan exchange some punching combinations, Krantz stuns Kenan with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Krantz looks for a takedown and he eventually gets it on Kenan. Krantz gets side control on Kenan before moving into the half guard, Kenan scrambles and he somehow gets back control on Krantz. Krantz shakes Kenan off of him and he gets him against the cage wall, Krantz drags Kenan back to the ground and he gets him in a standing guillotine choke afterwards. Kenan escapes and Krantz dumps him back to the ground, Krantz keeps top position as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Kenan charging forward and swinging away at him, Kenan starts landing combinations against Krantz. Krantz gets Kenan against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him, Kenan scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Kenan charges forward and a striking exchange breaks out with Krantz, Kenan stuns Krantz with a punching combo followed by a knee strike. Krantz scores another takedown on Krantz and he gets the half guard, Kenan sweeps Krantz during a scramble and both fighters get back to their feet. The fighters take some swings at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: Song Kenan def. Derrick Krantz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#10 Kai Kara-France vs. #14 Mark De La Rosa

Round One: The round begins with Kara-France attacking De La Rosa with some leg kicks, De La Rosa also takes a few swings at Kara-France. De La Rosa grabs Kara-France and gets him against the cage wall, Kara-France scores a takedown on De La Rosa and he lands a few strikes afterwards. The fighters scramble to their feet and De La Rosa cracks Kara-France with a three punch combination, De La Rosa starts attacking Kara-France with jabs. De La Rosa looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with both fighters attacking each other with combinations, Kara-France drops De La Rosa with a right and he lets him get back up. De La Rosa charges forward and he swings away at Kara-France, Kara-France drops De La Rosa with a leg kick and he pounces on him with strikes until he lets him up. Kara-France goes after De La Rosa with a variety of kicks, Kara-France then cracks De La Rosa with a straight right. Kara-France eats a few strikes before landing another right on De La Rosa, the fighters exchange high kicks as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with De La Rosa nailing a swingin Kara-France with a counter strike combination, De La Rosa charges at Kara-France while swinging wildly at him. Kara-France returns fire by swinging away at De La Rosa, Kara-France rocks De La Rosa with a combination to the body. Kara-France backs De La Rosa into the cage wall while landing more strikes, the fighters have another striking exchange as the round ends.

Official Result: #10 Kai Kara-France def. #14 Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Li Jingliang

Round One: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Jingliang with a few kicks, Jingliang and Dos Santos exchange some leg kicks. Jingliang scores a takedown on a kicking Dos Santos and Dos Santos gets right back up, Jingliang and Dos Santos have a brief striking exchange. Jingliang stuns Dos Santos with a three punch combination, Jingliang drops Dos Santos with a right and Dos Santos gets up while eating a knee strike and the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Jingliang cracking Dos Santos with a right, Dos Santos responds by taking a few swings at Jingliang. Dos Santos cracks a kicking Jingliang with a counter right, Dos Santos also nails Jingliang with a kick to the midsection. Dos Santos comes forward and he attacks Jingliang with a variety of kicks, Dos Santos barely lands an overhand right on Jingliang. Jingliang and Dos Santos have a brief striking exchange near the cage wall, the fighters swing at each other as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Dos Santos attacking Jingliang with a variety of kicks, Jingliang attacks Dos Santos with a right. Jingliang charges at Dos Santos while taking a few swings at him, Jingliang scores a takedown on Dos Santos and Dos Santos gets right back up. Dos Santos grabs Jingliang and briefly gets him up against the cage wall, Jingliang drops Dos Santos with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes. Dos Santos gets up and Jingliang drops him again and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Li Jingliang def. #14 Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos by TKO via strikes (4:51, R3)

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
Jessica Andrade (c) vs. #6 Weili Zhang

Round One: The round begins with Zhang attacking Andrade with some leg kicks, Andrade charges forward and she swings wildly at Zhang. Zhang stuns a swinging Andrade with a counter strike, Zhang destroys Andrade with a follow up combination and a ton of knee strikes. Zhang eventually drops Andrade with more knee strikes and a punching combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #6 Weili Zhang def. Jessica Andrade by TKO via strikes (0:42, R1) to win the title

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