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Zhang Weili to face Amanda Lemos at UFC 292 for the Women's Strawweight title

The first defence of Zhang Weili's (23-3) second reign as UFC Women's Strawweight Champion is scheduled for this coming weekend.

In November of last year, "Magnum" reclaimed the championship after defeating Carla Esparza at UFC 281. Since then, she has been anticipating the first challenger to her most recent reign at the top of the division, and that person has now emerged.

Many anticipated Zhang's countrywoman Yan Xiaonan to be the next in line for a championship shot following her recent knockout victory against former divisional queen Jéssica Andrade.

Dana White swiftly expressed his wish to have the two Chinese fighters face off in their native nation later this year, but he also said on Tuesday that Amanda Lemos (13-2-1) will be getting the next opportunity.

White made the announcement while outlining a number of significant fights for the promotion's summer schedule.

Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley for the bantamweight title will be the main event of UFC 292, which is scheduled for Boston on August 19. Zhang vs. Lemos will be the co-main event.


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