The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to China this coming Saturday August 31. MMA event billed as UFC on ESPN+ 15 (UFC Fight Night 157) takes place at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, featuring a series of bouts with the women’s strawweight title contested in the headliner of the show.
The challenge features the newly-crowned champion Jessica Andrade making her first title defense against challenger Weili Zhang. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.
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The co-main event is a welterweight battle between Li Jingliang and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. The encounter is scheduled for three rounds.
Also on the main card Kai Kara-France faces Mark De La Rosa at flyweight, and Movsar Evloev takes on Mike Grundy at featherweight. Women’s MMA battle between flyweights Yanan Wu and Mizuki Inoue kicks off the main card.
The complete lineup for UFC Shenzhen can be found below.
UFC Fight Night 157: Andrade vs. Zhang
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang
Welterweight Li Jingliang vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. Mark De La Rosa
Featherweight Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
Women’s Flyweight Yanan Wu vs. Mizuki Inoue
Welterweight Kenan Song vs. Derrick Krantz
Middleweight Park Jun-yong vs. Anthony Hernandez
Bantamweight Su Mudaerji vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Light Heavyweight Jung Da Un vs. Jamahal Hill
Lightweight Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises
Women’s Bantamweight Karol Rosa vs. Lara Procopio