Weili Zhang Looking To Finish UFC 248 Camp In Las Vegas Due To Coronavirus

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

The champion is now looking to finish her training camp for the bout in Las Vegas after the coronavirus outbreak in China. 

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“The UFC has been working hard to expedite getting Weili and her team here for precautionary reasons,” Zhang’s agent in Brian Butler said to MMA Fighting. “I have connected the UFC with Tulsi Gabbard again who has graciously trying to help push things forward.”

This is not the first time that the coronavirus has caused an issue for Zhang in relation to UFC 248, as Jedrzejczyk made a joke about the virus on Instagram, which she later apologized for. The coronavirus has currently affected over 7,000 people in China and the world over according to CNN, with 170 people dying from the virus.

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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