Esparza (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will put the women’s featherweight belt on the line for the first time during her second stint as champion when she takes on former title holder Zhang Weili (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) . in a joint function.
Watch the video below to see the UFC 281 ceremonial weigh-ins between Esparza and Whaley.
UFC 281 takes place on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view after prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.
To learn more about the card, visit the MMA Junkie event center to UFC 281.