Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Zhang “Magnum” Weili will take on Rose “Thug” Namajunas in the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 261 card.

In this post, we will break down Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Zhang Weili is coming in with a 21-1-0 record. Weili will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero in March.

Namajunas, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Jessica Andrade on March 7, 2020 at UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal and holds a 10-4-0 record.

Zhang Weilivs.Rose Namajunas
5′ 4″
5′ 5″
115 lbs.
115 lbs.

Zhang Weili has an switch fighting stance with a 63″ reach. The 28-year-old, Rose Namajunas is an orthodox fighter with a 65″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Zhang Weili:
→ Weili’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Weili lands 6.38 significant strikes per minute.
→ Weili’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Weili’s takedown average is 1.26 per 15 minutes.
→ Weili’s takedown defense is 100%.

Weili comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.38 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Namajunas fires at 40% accuracy, landing about 4.13 significant strikes per minute. Zhang Weili also has a 23% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.26 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Namajunas’s 1.91 takedowns and 50% takedown accuracy.

Rose Namajunas:
→ Namajunas’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Namajunas lands 4.13 significant strikes per minute.
→ Namajunas’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Namajunas’s takedown average is 1.91 per 15 minutes.
→ Namajunas’s takedown defense is 50%.

Rose spent on average 12:33 minutes in the Octagon and Zhang has an average fight time of 11:53 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 261 is live in , who do you think will win, Zhang or Rose? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
April 24, 2021
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas

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