This Saturday UFC 248 storms the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with two top-tier championship battles.
UFC Middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya takes on Cuban sensation, Yoel Romero. The New Zealand based fighter is one of two African UFC champions.
Adesanya is a b-boy that gave an amazing b-boy walkout entrance at his last fight against Robert Whitaker at UFC 243. For his first title defense, he faces decorated wrestler and current MMA star, Yoel Romero.
Although Romero is on a two-fight losing skid, Adesanya views him as the boogeyman of the division and requested the fight. It has all the makings of a blockbuster affair with Adesanya leading the new school of MMA practitioners.
When The Champ Meets The Champ
Zhang Weili is the current UFC Strawweight champion and this Saturday she meets her doppelganger in Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The UFC’s first Chinese champion is facing arguably the most decorated strawweight in UFC history.
Both women have transitioned from their countries of origin, Jedrzejczyk is Polish, to take over the MMA game. Now, Weili’s first title defense is against the woman who holds the most wins in the UFC strawweight division with 10. Jedrzejczyk also obtains records for the first, second, third and fourth most lopsided strike differentials in championship fights.
UFC 248 has storylines galore and on Saturday, the world will get one step closer to seeing who truly is the best in two-storied divisions.