- Weili Zhang opens as the betting favorite (-143), as she defends her strawweight title against underdog challenger Joanna Jedrzejcyzk (+112).
- Joanna holds the record for the longest reigning strawweight champion and is back to reclaim her throne.
- Can Zhang successful defend her title for the first time? We preview the latest odds for UFC 248.
At UFC 248 the current Champ Weili Zhang will face off against Joanna Jedrzecjzyk on March 7, 2020. As per MMAFighting.com multiple sources confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the fight with contracts expected to be issued at any time.
Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejcyzk Odds
As per our best online sportsbooks – Weili Zhang is only a slight favoruite here and expect this betting line to move drastically as the fight draws nearer. Bet $143 on Zhang to win and make $100 profit. If you believe Jedrzejcyzk can reclaim her title and win, bet $100 to make $112 profit.
We believe the odds for Zhang vs Jedrzecjzyk are fair in terms of this been an evenly matched bout. Jedrzecjzyk certainly lost a step after Rose Namajunas proved she had her number with two losses, but 2019 Joanna looks revitalized back at her most comfortable weight class.
Weili’s title win almost flew under the rader in 2019, due to it taking place in China. Also, her opponent Jessica Andrade has just won the title from Rose Namajunas at UFC . Now she will look to defend her belt against Joanna, who is coming off a dominant performance over Michelle Waterson in her last outing.
This will be a true test for Zhang, but at those odds we fancy her chances of stopping Jedrzecjzyk within the distance and another massive 2020 for Weili Zhang.