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Tatiana Suarez assured she may impose her will in opposition to Zhang Weili

Tatiana Suarez thinks she has what it takes to dethrone UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili.

Weili (24-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) notched her second title protection when she defeated Yan Xiaonan at UFC 300 earlier this month. The champion has been cruising to victories as of late, and Suarez (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) appears ahead to the problem if she’s subsequent in line.

“I’m actually excited to struggle Weili when given the chance as a result of she’s had a few dominant performances, and I actually need to check myself,” Suarez instructed MMA Junkie Radio.

Though Weili gained 4 of the 5 rounds in opposition to Xiaonan, Xiaonan had her moments on the toes and was credited with three takedowns. Nonetheless, that didn’t essentially make Suarez develop in confidence. The undefeated standout wrestler already believed she had the model to beat Weili.

“I believe previous to that matchup, I form of know the way I’d do,” Suarez mentioned. “It confirmed just a bit bit extra of her recreation and issues like that. I assumed she did properly. She was capable of capitalize like I knew she would. I knew she would win within the grappling division simply because Yan is simply not good in any respect on the bottom. I’ve nothing in opposition to her however she’s – I imply she’s an exceptional striker, however she’s not good on the bottom in any respect.

“So I knew that Weili would be capable of outgrapple her, and Yan not being a wrestler, really obtained a few takedowns if I can keep in mind. …S he didn’t imply to. I believe they only engaged and she or he threw her to the bottom or one thing. Simply seeing that simply reveals me that I believe I may impose my will in opposition to her, and my grappling could be very, excellent. I believe I’d do properly identical to I’ve all the time recognized.”

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