Cageside footage of Weili’s second-round spinning back fist made its way to social media over the weekend — and it paints a picture of exactly how brutal the knockout really was.
Watch the video above.
Weili and Jedrzejczyk first met at UFC 248 in a five-round war of attrition that was widely hailed as 2020’s “Fight of the Year,” as well as one of the greatest fights of all-time. Weili narrowly edged Jedrzejczyk in a controversial decision in that first outing, however she left no doubt in the rematch, demolishing Jedrzejczyk with one of the most violent knockouts of 2022.
The 34-year-old Jedrzejczyk announced her retirement after the match, bringing an end to a Hall of Fame worthy career that saw her capture the UFC strawweight title in 2014 and defend it five consecutive times, which remains a record for the division.
Zhang is expected to challenge UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza next for the title.