Joanna Calls Zhang A “Strong Animal”
At UFC 248, Joanna Jedrzejczyk gets her chance to regain the UFC strawweight title as she is set to battle with Weili Zhang.
In what will be Zhang’s first defense of the title she won from Jessica Andrade late last year, she will face a focused and intensely confident former champion in Las Vegas.
“She’s a strong animal,” Jedrzejczyk told UFC Unfiltered (via Farah Hannoun). “She’s so big. She’s huge, and she throws very hard punches, but I’m more experienced, I think, through these championship bouts so many times, so I’m a real fighter. My conditioning is always on point, and I will have to be very clever, very sneaky, as well, and I think this fight with Zhang will be similar to the fight with Jessica Andrade.”
While Jedrzejczyk fell twice to Rose Namajunas, “Joanna Champion” defeated Andrade, who took the title from Namajunas at UFC 211 in May of 2017.