The fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang was the best women’s fight I’ve ever seen (not just in MMA). It’s also one of the best fights I have ever seen (again not just in MMA).
This fight will go down in the history books as one of the greatest of all time. It will certainly be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Joanna is definitely going to be in the UFC Hall of Fame now for sure and Weili is going to be a superstar in China.
It’s very exciting times for the women’s division in the UFC! You’ve got Weili Zhang and Joanna just showed that she still is one of the best in the world. You’ve also got the best women’s MMA fighter of all time in Amanda Nunes, the queen of the MMA Throne. Valentina Shevchenko (an absolute assassin), Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade.
I thought it was in insanely even fight and could have easily been a draw and Weili would’ve kept the strawweight belt. I think that’s the right move. But, the judges scored it for Weili which I was very happy about, given that I was going for her in the fight.
Joanna out struck her and out pointed her in terms of boxing style points but Zhang definitely inflicted much more damage and more power shots. Weili is going to be so much better after that fight and that’s scary for the winner of Rose and Andrade.
The fight could’ve gone either way but I had Weili with rounds 1,2 and 5. I had it 2-2 going into the 5th. I wouldn’t have been mad if the judges gave it to Joanna either.
BEST FIGHT EVER AND THE WORST FIGHT EVER
Okay. The co-main event of UFC 248 wasn’t the worst fight ever, but boy was it bad!
I’m a huge fan of both Israel “The Last Stylendeder” Adesanya and Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero.
I preferred Yoel Romero to win because I’m also Cuban but I’m disappointed in the way he fought.
After the fight, he claimed that he can’t fight a ghost and that Israel was running the whole time and that’s partly true. But when the championship is on the line and the guy is running, you run after him!
Romero was also not pressing the action very much and he left so much gas in his tank that he could’ve used throughout the fight. I know that his game plan was to preserve energy, but I thought he was conserving it for the exchanges and especially the last minute of the fight when he had nothing to lose.
I initially had the fight scored in Romero’s favor winning rounds 1,2 and 5 but I wasn’t very confident in that because a lot of the fight, Israel was chopping his leg.
Yoel caught Israel in the first round with a great left hand power punch but he never really landed much else. Israel damaged Yoel’s leg very badly though.
WHO WILL THE STYLEBENDER FIGHT NEXT?
Now the next fight with Adesanya will be nothing like the fight against Romero. Why? Because his next fight is against an absolute savage, Paulo Costa. Now I’m a huge fan of his too because he comes to knock out his opponent no matter what.
What happened with Romero won’t happen with Costa. Costa is going to try to take of Stylebenders head! From the first bell, Paulo is going to come after Israel with thunder. And that’s the fight we were supposed to see. That’s the real show.
Since they were supposed to fight before Costa tore his bicep I think this is actually a good thing because now the fans are going to be itching for someone like Costa to go after Adesanya and see what he’s made of.
I think we’re gonna see the best Israel we’ve ever seen because he’s such a great striker and counter puncher, but he can’t afford to get caught. Not even once.
I’m so looking forward to that fight and it seems like it’ll be happening during International Fight Week in July but with Costa’s injury, I think the UFC might want to wait a little bit longer.
Okay. That’s all I’ve got here! Let me know if you thought it was the best women’s MMA fight ever.