(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang bout from Shenzhen, China, is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT.)
NOTE the early UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang start time
- UFC on ESPN+ 15 main card start time: 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT on ESPN+
- UFC on ESPN+ 15 prelims start time: 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. (Midnight) PT on ESPN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its first stop in Shenzhen, China, for UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang, where UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade will make the first defense of the belt she won by defeating Rose Namajunas at UFC 237.
Andrade is on a hot streak, having won her four most consecutive bouts, defeating the likes of Tecia Torres, Claudia Gadelha, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz in addition to Namajunas. Her first title defense will be no easy task, however. Andrade puts her belt on the line against Weili Zhang on the Chinese fighter’s home turf.
While Andrade is favored in the fight, Zhang has lost only once in her professional career, that being her very first fight. Now, 19 bouts later, Zhang takes a 19-1 record into her first shot at a UFC title. She has won all three of her fights in the Octagon. Zhang has the opportunity to make history at UFC on ESPN+ 15, where she can become the first Chinese UFC champion.
The co-main event features another popular Chinese fighter in Li Jingliang, who is 8-3 during his Octagon tenure. He’ll face Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, who is on a seven-fight winning streak.
It’s important to note the early start time for UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang because of the time difference between China and the United States. The main card, which airs on ESPN+, starts at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT. The UFC on ESPN+ 15 preliminary bouts will air on ESPN at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. (Midnight) PT.
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UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang results from Shenzhen
UFC on ESPN+ 15: Andrade vs. Zhang results from Shenzhen, China
Main Card (6 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Jéssica Andrade (c) vs. Weili Zhang
- Li Jingliang def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via TKO (punches), at 4:51, R3
- Kai Kara-France def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Movsar Evloev vs. Lu Zhenhong— CANCELLED
- Song Kenan def. Derrick Krantz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mizuki defeats Wu Yanan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (3 a.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Anthony Hernandez def. Jun Yong Park via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:39, R2
- Su Mudaerji def. Andre Soukhamthath via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
- Da Un Jung def. Khadis Ibragimov via submission (standing guillotine choke) at 2:00, R3
- Damir Ismagulov def. Thiago Moises via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alateng Heili def. Danaa Batgerel via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Karol Rosa def. Lara Procopio via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
*For UFC women’s strawweight championship