This is The Game Day’s Namajunas vs Zhang Bet Pick, a complete guide to betting on UFC 261’s Rose Namajunas vs Weili Zhang title fight. All betting information is provided by PointsBet.
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UFC 261: Strawweight Championship Preview
While Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal is the main event, Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang‘s title fight should be one for the ages as well. Zhang is the current 115-pound titleholder, looking to fend off former champion and fan-favorite Namajunas.
This strawweight championship bout will be the second of three title fights at UFC 261.
Weili Zhang (-210)
Zhang has won 21 straight fights in a row after losing her MMA debut by knockout. She is coming off of a close victory over Joanna Jędrzejczyk last March and is the defending champion.
Deservingly, Zhang, 32, is the clearcut betting favorite in this fight at -210. She is 21-1-0 on her career.
Rose Namajunas (+165)
On the other hand, Namajunas looks to regain the belt she lost to Jessica Andrade in 2019. She is 7-2 in her last nine fights.
The 28-year-old has proven to be a well-rounded fighter that could grapple but also possesses a crisp boxing ability. She is 10-4-0 on her career.
Namajunas vs Zhang Bet Pick
Namajunas is too enticing of an underdog with plus odds in this fight to pass up. This should be a close bout that goes the distance, making Namajunas a solid bet pick.
While Zhang’s resume is undoubtedly impressive, Namajunas’s last several fights have shown that she is up for the challenge to win back her championship. Namajunas has a four-year age advantage as well as an extra two-inch reach.
Zhang’s last fight was a very close split-decision versus Jędrzejczyk, who Namajunas knocked out for the title in 2017.
Read Adam Kramer’s UFC 261 Bet Picks for Usman vs. Masvidal and Namajunas vs. Zhang.