Champion Jessica Andrade takes on Zhang Weili in the main event at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen on Saturday, August 31. The battles take place at 3:00am Pacific Time and 6:00am Eastern Time in the U.S. Check out UFC betting analysis and picks for Andrade-Zhang as well as the other 4 main card bouts!
UFC Fight Night 157 Odds, Andrade vs Zhang Betting Preview, and Picks
- When: Saturday, August 31 at 3:00am PDT
- Where: Universiade Sports Center, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
- TV: ESPN+
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Main Card (ESPN+)
- Jessica Andrade vs Weili Zhang (Women’s Strawweight Championship)
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Li Jingliang (Welterweight)
- Kai Kara-France vs Mark De La Rosa (Flyweight)
- Lu Zhenhong vs Movsar Evloev (Featherweight)
- Wu Yanan vs Mizuki Inoue (Women’s Flyweight)
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
- Kenan Song vs Derrick Krantz (Welterweight)
- Anthony Hernandez vs Jun Yong Park (Middleweight)
- Su Mudaerji vs Andre Soukhamthath (Bantamweight)
- Da Un Jung vs Khadis Ibragimov (Light Heavyweight)
- Damir Ismagulov vs Thiago Moises (Lightweight)
- Karoline Rosa Cavedo vs Lara Fritzen Procopio (Women’s Bantamweight)
- Batgerel Danaa vs Heili Alateng (Bantamweight)
Wu Yanan vs Mizuki Inoue
With a 13-5 record Mizuki Inoue might have enough experience to make her UFC debut a winning one. The Japanese fighter is only 5’ 4”, though. She’s giving up 4-inches to Yanan. Not only that, but Yanan has a great 10-2 record. She also outweighs Inoue by 10 pounds, 135 to 125.
Although Inoue will fight hard, she’s up against it versus Wu Yanan in front of her country people. The physical difference are too much to overcome. Yanan takes this main card battle.
UFC Betting Pick: Wu Yanan
LV Zhenhong vs Movsar Evloev
LV Zhenghong has a decent 18-6 record. He, like Mizuki Inoue, is making his UFC debut. He last fought in the WLF (Wu Lin Fang) on June 14. He’s ranked #4 of 179 Chinese Junior Featherweights.
Movsar Evloev is 11-0. He last fought in a UFC prelim bout against Sueng Woo Choi on April 20. The fight took place on the Overeem vs. Oleinik card in St. Petersburg, Russia. Evloev beat Choi. He’s got the advantage in this because of that UFC experience.
UFC Betting Pick: Movsar Evloev
Kai Kara France vs Mark De La Rosa
Although France’s record says 19-7, don’t be fooled. He’s on a 7-match win streak. Two bouts ago, Kai Kara France beat Elias Garcia via decision in the fight of the night at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 18. That was France’s UFC debut. He followed that up with a victory over Raulian Paiva at UFC 234.
De La Rosa has an 11-2 record. However, only 1 of his wins have come via knockout. Also, he goes into this off a loss. Still, De La Rosa’s ground game could frustrate France here. He’s got a shot to end Kai Kara’s winning streak.
UFC Betting Pick: Mark De La Rosa
Li Jingliang vs Elizeu Dos Santos
Jingliang is 16-5. Dos Santos has a 21-5 record. Both head into their bout off victories. Dos Santos has won more of his bouts via knockout, but Jingliang lands more significant strikes per minute, 5.01 to 4.27.
Jingliang also has a better takedown average. His takedown defense is also slightly better than Dos Santos’s. Fighting in China, where he’s from, should motivate Li to get the victory.
UFC Betting Pick: Li Jingliang
Jessica Andrade vs Zhang Weili
Champion Jessica Andrade looks to take down Zhang Weili in a matchup that shouldn’t disappoint. Andrade has a 19-6 record. She’s got an excellent ability to change her style to suit her opponent. Jessica has won via knockout, submission, or decision an almost equal number of times.
Weili’s 19-1 record gives her some hope. However, she’s not as skilled as Andrade. Jessica should figure out Weili’s weakness and exploit it. If Weili uses her height advantage, Andrade will figure out a way to stifle it. The champ wins the main event.
UFC Betting Pick: Jessica Andrade