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Dana White announces title fight for UFC 300, it's a historic bout

Nasir Jabbar

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Dana White announces title fight for UFC 300, it's a historic bout

Dana White has announced a historic title fight for the blockbuster UFC 300.

The monstrous UFC 300 event is set for April 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and already has several huge fights on the card.

A big lightweight showdown between top contenders Charles Oliveira and Arman Tsarukyan is scheduled for the card, not to mention a light-heavyweight dust-up between European talents Jiri Prochazka and Aleksandar Rakic.

UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards is reportedly set to defend his title against No.1 contender Belal Muhammad.

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And former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been backed to appear on the card, having featured on UFC 100 and UFC 200.

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But a UFC championship bout has officially been added to UFC 300 as White took to social media to announce Zhang Weili vs. Yan Xiaonan.

Zhang vs. Yan marks the first time two Chinese fighters have challenged each other for a UFC title.

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"This fight has badass written all over it," White said about the match-up.

Zhang regained the UFC women's strawweight title after beating Carla Esparza at UFC 281 back in November 2022. She made the defence of her crown against Amanda Lemos last August.

As for Yan, she's set to compete in her first UFC championship bout, having won back-to-back fights against Mackenzie Dern and Jessica Andrade.

Zhang Weili after her victory at UFC 292. Image: Getty
Zhang Weili after her victory at UFC 292. Image: Getty
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UFC 300 is still without a main-event as White has promised "at least" two more announcements for the fight card on Thursday.

The UFC CEO has already teased a mega event, saying: "You want to build these amazing cards that make people lose their minds, but there’s also so much more to it with a 300. There’s this whole what is the feel of the show going to be. We put on a live event and a television show, too, and what are we going to build around the event?"

Featured Image Credit: Dana White/Getty

Topics: Dana White, UFC

Nasir Jabbar
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