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05.13.2019 | 10:12 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN+ 15
  • Saturday 08.31.2019 at 03:00 AM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Shenzhen
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Universiade Sports Centre
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Jéssica Andrade   vs.   Weili Zhang   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Elizeu Zaleski   vs.   Jingliang Li   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Da Un Jung   vs.   Khadis Ibragimov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kenan Song   vs.   Derrick Krantz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Yanan Wu   vs.   Mizuki Inoue   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Zhenhong Lu   vs.   Movsar Evloev   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Damir Ismagulov   vs.   Thiago Moisés   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Mark De La Rosa   vs.   Kai Kara-France   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Karol Rosa   vs.   Lara Procópio   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Andre Soukhamthath   vs.   Su Mudaerji   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Anthony Hernandez   vs.   Jun Yong Park   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Batgerel Danaa   vs.   Heili Alateng   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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06.14.2019 | 12:37 AM ET

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Damn! Weli is on a nineteen fight win streak! Plus home town advantage. I'm really lost now. Maybe she does deserve it.
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06.14.2019 | 3:10 AM ET

Just like Rose was gonna beat Andrade, and Cowboy was gonna beat Tony.

Uh-huh.

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06.14.2019 | 5:01 AM ET

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LOL! Like you've gotten every pick right.  Let me see, oh look, the same pick percentage as me, mines actually a little better!
So settle yourself there Fish you aint Mystic fookin Mac!

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06.14.2019 | 5:11 AM ET

I'm not gonna be wrong about this one, and I rarely get main event UFC picks wrong. Pretty easy meal for Andrade, really. Very confident she wins by KO/TKO.

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06.14.2019 | 8:12 AM ET

Rose is still the best. 

Straw weight wins either way: either Andrade defends and legitimizes her reign or Zhang makes a huge splash and you have Suarez, Rose, and Joanna on deck.

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06.14.2019 | 4:41 PM ET

Rose was never the best and realistically couldn't be trusted to beat Karolina in a rematch. 

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06.14.2019 | 5:29 PM ET

I think Zhang vs Andrade is going to be a very close fight. In fact I won't be shocked if Zhang pulls out the win. I favor Jessica but Zhang is a tough style for her. Plus the UFC wants her to win, which is why she's getting slingshotted into a title fight. Her best win is Torres by decision and really she's done nothing to earn the shot. But, UFC wants a Chinese champ because China is such a huge market.

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06.25.2019 | 2:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Andrade vs. Zhang
Jéssica Andrade, TKO, R1
Jessica will smash Weli. Haymaker or slam doesn’t matter it’s a mismatch

Saparbeg safarov hs
2019.07.01 12:01 PM ET

bout announced

Saparbeg Safarov vs. Da Un Jung at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Da un jung
Anthony hernandez
2019.07.02 1:27 PM ET

bout announced

Anthony Hernandez vs. Jun Yong Park at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Jun yong park
Mark de la rosa hs
2019.07.09 8:09 PM ET

bout announced

Mark De La Rosa vs. Kai Kara-France at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Kai kara france hs
Elizeu zaleski hs
2019.07.10 4:22 PM ET

bout announced

Elizeu Zaleski vs. Jingliang Li at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Jingliang li
Karol rosa
2019.07.16 8:12 PM ET

bout announced

Karol Rosa vs. Lara Procópio at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Lara procopio
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07.21.2019 | 6:24 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Andrade vs. Zhang
Weili Zhang, DEC
I smell some home brew cooking.

Movsar evloev hs
2019.07.22 11:37 AM ET

bout rumored

Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Mike grundy hs
Damir ismagulov hs
2019.07.22 11:38 AM ET

bout rumored

Damir Ismagulov vs. Frank Camacho at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Frank camacho hs
Movsar evloev hs
2019.07.23 9:47 AM ET

bout status update

Evloev vs. Grundy Changed from Deleted to Confirmed
Mike grundy hs
Andre soukhamthath
2019.07.23 9:48 AM ET

bout announced

Andre Soukhamthath vs. Su Mudaerji at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Sumudaerji
Damir ismagulov hs
2019.07.23 6:25 PM ET

bout announced

Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moisés at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Thiago moise%cc%81s
Kenan song
2019.07.24 10:15 AM ET

bout announced

Kenan Song vs. Derrick Krantz at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Derrick krantz
Yanan wu
2019.08.02 9:57 AM ET

bout announced

Yanan Wu vs. Mizuki Inoue at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Mizuki inoue
Yanan wu
2019.08.02 9:59 AM ET

bout status update

Wu vs. Carolina Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Luana carolina
Saparbeg safarov hs
2019.08.02 10:00 AM ET

bout status update

Safarov vs. Jung Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Da un jung
Da un jung
2019.08.02 10:01 AM ET

bout announced

Da Un Jung vs. Jamahal Hill at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Jamahal hill
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08.04.2019 | 1:38 AM ET

Prediction Comments

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Wu vs. Inoue
Mizuki Inoue, SUB, R1
mizuki gets the call up. bye bye invicta

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08.12.2019 | 2:12 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Andrade vs. Zhang
Weili Zhang, DEC
I really hope Zhang pulls off the upset, like I weili weili hope! (Sorry) I don't know what it is but I dont like Andrade, actually that's a lie I do know what it is, she smashed my gorl Rose on her head almost breaking her neck and she's definitely on all the PED's!!!

Zaleski vs. Li
Elizeu Zaleski, TKO, R2
Why has this match up been made? I mean it's a fun fight I guess, but Zaleski is on a 6 fight winstreak, his last 3 being 1st round finishes. He should be fighting somebody a little better than Jianling! Some guys just don't get the push from the UFC and that sucks!!! Hopefully Zaleski gets the win and moves on to a more meaningful fight. No offence to Jiangling, he's a great action fighter but I just think Zaleski deserved a ranked opponent or at least a name guy!

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08.13.2019 | 5:11 AM ET

Andrade vs Zhang


Even if the Chinese fill Zhang with everything they were giving their athletes during the Olympics I still don't see her dethroning Andrade. 

To put it simply this all just seems a case of too much too soon for Zhang when if you think about it who is the best person Zhang has beaten? Tecia Torres (who in her last fight showed it isn't just championship level fighters she loses to)

And who has Andrade beaten? Pennington, Calderwood, Torres, Gadelha, Kowalkiewicz and Namajunas. Jessica has just so much more experience on the high level. 

Plus the only people who've given Jessica trouble at Strawweight were Joanna & Rose both of whom are far superior strikers and have far better footwork that Zhang in general. 

Overall I just can't see many areas where Zhang can win this fight, too much too soon. 
  • Power: Despite her 80% finish rate being higher than Andrade's I still give the clear cut power advantage going to Jessica
  • Speed: Honestly this I would say is about even neither woman is known for their speed and both tend to use more of a power style. 
  • Endurance: Granted she came up short in that fight but of the two we know Jessica can go five rounds after seeing her against Joanna, with only 4 decisions in her entire career their are a lot more questions to be answered on how Zhang will look in the championship rounds. 

I do think you see Zhang challenge for the title again though.

* Edited at 08.13.2019, 5:12 AM ET *

Batgerel danaa
2019.08.13 10:15 AM ET

bout announced

Batgerel Danaa vs. Heili Alateng at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Heili alateng
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08.13.2019 | 11:03 AM ET

Prediction Comments

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Song vs. Krantz
Kenan Song, TKO, R1
Krantz was lucky he pulled off a once in a lifetime KO in front of Dana on his Lookin for a fight show to get himself signed. That's as far as his luck went! He got starched by Luque on his debut and I expect another starching here! Then it's back to the regionals Derrick!

Wu vs. Inoue
Mizuki Inoue, DEC
Its about time Inoue was signed by the UFC. She's long been 1 of the best 115ers in the world. Here's were I'm confused? Why is she taking a fight at 125? Maybe it was her way in the door. Fair enough if that's the case. But hopefully she returns to 115 after this fight. I'd like to pick her here but like I've been saying this isn't her weight class so even though I feel she's a better fighter skillwise I don't think she'll be able to overcome the size difference here. Saying that Wu did get beat by Gina Mazany so there's that!

Evloev vs. Grundy
Movsar Evloev, DEC
Unlike Ismagulov I like what I've seen of Evloev. Grundy also impressed me KO'ing Narimani in his debut considering Grundy is a Commonwealth games medallist in wrestling! So he's obviously well rounded. But Evloev is even more well rounded and a little better everywhere. Should be a close fight, could turn into a grind! Hopefully not!

Ismagulov vs. Moisés
Thiago Moisés, TKO, R2
Ismagulov hasn't impressed me since arriving in the UFC. Maybe I'm being swayed after seeing similar fighter in Kunchenko be outgrappled by a Brazilian this past weekend but I like Moises in this fight. He's not gonna let Ismagulov have a slow paced kickboxing match and will push the pace and in my opinion get the win. I may change my mind on this 1!

De La Rosa vs. Kara-France
Mark De La Rosa, SUB, R2
.Kara-France lost his last fight against Paiva, I don't care what you say! I think I'm gonna go for the upset here too! If de la Rosa can get a couple takedowns this fight is his

Danaa vs. Alateng
Heili Alateng, TKO, R2
And here was me thinking the bar couldn't get any lower after watching Uruguays no.1 (lol) Garagorri vs Bumberto Bumdanay!! But apparently I was wrong! *** is this ****? Who da fook are both of dese guys??? Seriously, I thought that there was over 500 fighters on the UFC roster, why sign these 2 instead of giving someone already on the roster a fight? Surely there's 2 Asians or Australians that could've been matched up? But mo, we are treated to this! Watch it be fight of the year!!! Nah, unlikely!!!

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08.13.2019 | 3:20 PM ET

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@mikey in regards to mizuki that's exactly why. She's a replacement fighter. U can be sure well see her fight in the ufc again at 115. She's basically doing them a favour.
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08.13.2019 | 7:31 PM ET

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mizuki is actually an atomweight. so she will be at a size disadvantage for sure. but she is very technical both in her standup and on the ground.

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08.18.2019 | 6:55 AM ET

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ok, i have to admit a mistake here. i got mizuki confused with ayaka hamasaki who was originally an atom weight. mizuki actually fought 3 of her first few fights at flyweight and then moved down to straw weight. my bad on that one.

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08.18.2019 | 6:59 AM ET

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what about rosa vs procopio? 2 women from brazil fighting each other in china, this makes no sense, sean shelby at his best

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08.18.2019 | 7:14 AM ET

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Zhang will get clipped and stopped most likely, but it'll be entertaining and awesome while it lasts.

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08.18.2019 | 7:40 PM ET

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Great dog bet is on Zhang!!! I believe she can win by being the quicker and technical fighter. Plus she’ll have the crowd by her side and i also believe she has the better cardio. Zhang will outstike Andrade and become the Champ China deserves.

* Edited at 08.18.2019, 7:41 PM ET *

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08.19.2019 | 1:24 PM ET

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I agree. Don't know about the cardio, but I do see her outstriking Jessica. She might not be as strong as Andrade, but I don't think she'll get overpowered like Gadelha and the others.

It's going to be a war.

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