Zhang Weili named China’s first UFC champion

China Plus Published: 2019-09-01 10:57:13
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Zhang Weili became the first China’s UFC champion after she knocked down Brazilian Jessica Andrade in less than one minute by using her power and technical skills at a UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Zhang Weili became the first China’s UFC champion at a UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, August 31, 2019. [Photo: IC]

Zhang Weili became the first China’s UFC champion at a UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, August 31, 2019. [Photo: IC]

Zhang Weili earned the UFC Straw-weight title in 42 seconds, the second fastest finish in straw-weight history. She said :"I am very happy and have worked very hard to get this platform. And I hope that through my personality, I can inspire the next generation of young women to be strong and follow their dreams, not just in China, but all over the world".

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