Report: Weili Zhang Receives US Visa, Clearing Way For UFC 248 Title Fight


UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang is scheduled to defend the gold against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 248.

Zhang, along with Li Jingliang and Yan Xiaonan, have been having issues getting visas while also dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in their native China.

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However, some good news has come Zhang’s way as the fighter had received her US visa according to MMA Fighting, clearing the way for the champion to enter the United States and compete at UFC 248. Zhang, who is currently in Abu Dhabi, expects to come to the states around February 21. 

Jingliang, who faces Neil Magny at UFC 248, is expected to get his visa in time for UFC 248 as well.

Xiaonan, who faces Karolina Kowalkieiwcz at UFC Fight Night Auckland, has recently landed in New Zealand and is going to be ready for action this weekend. 

UFC 248 takes place on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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