Joanna Jedrzejczyk v Weili Zhang Betting Odds Preview – March 8, 2020
China’s greatest UFC hope Zhang Weili will defend her UFC strawweight title against none other than former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The Chinese Magnum, as she is known with her supporters, is scheduled to meet the illustrious Polish fighter on March 8 as part of the UFC 248 card which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two fighters may have never met each other, but they both know about the qualities the opponent possesses quite well. Zhang Weili for example, has been aware of Joanna’s presence even before the Chinese fighter entered the UFC Octagon. In fact, she has just recently claimed that she has been preparing for this fight for most of her career actually.
Similarly, Jedrzejczyk is more than aware about the abilities of the current strawweight champion. The Chinese fighter defeated illustrious names such as Tecia Torres, Danielle Taylor and Jessica Andrade in her four UFC bouts so far and currently has only one professional defeat which came all the way back in 2013. Weili may be in the UFC for far less time than Jedrzejczyk, but currently she is the favourite to win the fight with most bookmakers.
And speaking of bookmakers, the top sports betting operators have already drawn up quite an enticing betting offer for the hottest female fight of the UFC 248 card. Let’s look at what the top betting providers are saying about the prospects and chances of both of these strawweight fighters.
Event Date: March 8, 2020
Betting at Ladbrokes is synonymous with betting at some excellent odds and that is definitely true when it comes to this strawweight title defense fight. The renowned British betting operator offers pretty enticing odds to both fighters, but it is clear that their favourite is the Chinese champion.
Weili Zhang only joined the UFC in August 2018, but she has managed to turn the strawweight division upside down in less than a year by defeating some of the biggest names in UFC. The first Chinese female fighter in the UFC has been a real revelation and absolutely stormed the division.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk on the other hand, has been in the UFC since 2014 and is one of the veterans of the sport. However, her form has noticeably dipped in the past couple of years as she has had to endure three defeats in the last five fights. Rose Namajunas signaled Jedrzejczyk’s downfall with her back-to-back victories over her in 2017 and 2018 and ever since then the Polish fighter has been a shadow of her former self.
That’s why the people at Ladbrokes make Weili their favourite and give her odds of 2/3 while Joanna Jedrzejczyk is given higher odds of 6/5.
When people think of Betway, they usually associate the name with football as the Maltese betting operator is partnered up with clubs such as West Ham United, CD Leganes, Levante UD, and Deportivo Alaves. However, the bookmaker is also an established UFC betting provider and the Jedrzejczyk vs Zhang fight is proof of this.
Both Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are held in high esteem by Betway, but it is evident that the Chinese Magnum is the favourite with the Maltese bookmaker. The people at Betway give Weili odds of 8/13 to triumph and that seems to be quite fair as she is one of the most in-form UFC fighters at the moment.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk gets decent odds too, but she is not the favourite according to Betway. Joanna Jedrzejczyk MMA career has been quite illustrious to say the least, but her recent form is far from ideal if you are looking for a safe bet. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Betway gives her higher odds of 6/5.
Sports Interaction specializes in all things UFC. This means that if you are looking for an authentic UFC betting experience, Sports Interaction is the betting provider which you should check out first.
The UFC specialists at Sports Interaction don’t look favourably on the prospects of Joanna Jedrzejczyk next fight. They feel that the Polish fighter has had more downs than ups in the last few years and as such is not a reliable fighter to back.
Jedrzejczyk lost the strawweight championship title at the hands of Rose Namajunas, then failed to win the title back from her and that seems to have put the Jedrzejczyk train off the rails slightly. However, her victory over Michelle Waterson, one of the most beloved UFC fighters out there, on Jedrzejczyk’s return to strawweight, might signal a change of fortunes. If you think that Jedrzejczyk can claim her strawweight title back from Weili, you can back her at odds of 13/10.
In spite of this, Weili Zhang is still the favourite with Sports Interaction and the Chinese fighter is given odds of 53/100 to continue her 100% UFC record.
William Hill boasts almost a century of betting tradition and that experience definitely comes in handy when competing with other betting operators for the best UFC betting offer.
For the Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Weili Zhang bout William Hill comes out with odds which could become quite profitable if you back the right competitor.
Zhang Weili made her professional debut around the same time when Jedrzejczyk was joining the UFC and as such comes into the fight as the less experienced fighter. That might be one of the few things which go against the Chinese fighter and if you think that experience will be crucial in this fight, you can back Jedrzejczyk to win here at odds of 13/10.
However, if you prefer backing the favourite and the fighter which has a professional record of 20 wins and only one defeat, then backing Zhang Weili at odds of 8/13 is definitely a very smart thing to do.
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This means that you can back Jedrzejczyk to win the fight and reclaim her strawweight championship title at enticing odds of 6/5. Backing the Polish fighter makes sense if you like higher odds, especially as she will not be without a motive to win here.
Joanna has been humiliated two or three times in the last few years by what people perceived to be inferior opponents. She will definitely come with all guns blazing here trying to prove everyone who dismissed her wrong and take back what she feels is rightly hers.
However, before she takes anything back, she will have to overcome one of the toughest UFC fighters at the moment, Weili Zhang, who comes with odds of 4/6. What’s more, Weili has openly admitted that she admired Jedrzejczyk as she was making her way up and that she basically knows every move the Polish fighter makes.