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

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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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Procopia

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosa (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosa (Final Score: 29-28 for Rosa)

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alatang

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Batgerel (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alatang (Final Score: 29-28 for Alatang)

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ismagulov

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ismagulov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Ismagulov)

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.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ismagulov (Final Score: 30-27 for Ismagulov)

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

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