China vs USA: Kenan Song, Derrick Krantz fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzen, Guangdong

Derrick Krantz, Kenan Song
Derrick Krantz, Kenan Song
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented


  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 8 of 11

Blue Corner

  • Name: Derrick “D-Rock” Krantz
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Marshall, Texas, United States
  • Gym: Longview MMA/Team 515, Longview, Texas
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 24 wins, 11 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 0 win, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: N/A

Red Corner

  • Name: Kenan “The Assassin” Song
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Tangshan, Hebei, China
  • Gym: Jackson Wink MMA Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 14 wins, 5 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 2 wins, 1 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Bobby Nash, Hector Aldana


  • Division: Welterweight
  • Referee:  John Sharp
  • Winner: KENAN SONG
  • Method: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Rounds: 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

Author: Conan Altatis

journalist. scriptwriter. filmmaker. actor. musician. lover

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