Andrade’s Team Confident UFC Shenzhen Will Go On
With just over two weeks until the UFC debuts in Shenzhen, China, concern is growing due to tensions rising in neighboring Hong Kong.
This week, a Chinese website, ECNS, reported that 12,000 police officers participated in a drill that featured armored, emergency, amphibious vehicles, along with helicopters.
And on Tuesday, reporter Alexandre Krauss posted a video with a litany of military vehicles set up in the town, which shares a border with Hong Kong.
The headlining fight is set to see strawweight champion Jessica Andrade defend her title against Chinese fighter Weili Zhang.
Andrade flew from Rio de Janeiro to Shanghai on Tuesday to train at the new UFC Performance Center, and her manager plans no complications from getting in the way of the fight.
“We’ve been in many cities that have experienced issues in the past, and the UFC is always super careful with its athletes and their teams,” Tiago Okamura wrote to MMA Fighting. “We have total confidence that the UFC will orient us about any problem that might happen and how to deal with the situation.”
Report: MMA Fighting