Weili Zhang is a Chinese mixed martial artist who used to be the formal champion of straw weight in Kunlun Fight. She currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) straw-weight division. Zhang is # 6 in the straw-weight rankings as of April 2019. the beginning of her career was also not easy to reach upto here as a no.1 fighter of China.
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Weili replied to upcoming opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s bad Joke on Corona Virus
UFC’s first Chinese champion Zhang Weili replied to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s upcoming opponent’s social media post making the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus light up.
Zhang, who will defend her belt for the first time in Las Vegas on March 7, responded in her own Instagram post.
“To make fun of tragedy is a true sign of one’s character,” Zhang wrote. “People are dying, someone’s father, someone’s mother, someone’s child.”
Where Zhang is from? What’s her wiki
Weili Zhang was born in Hebei, China in the year 1989. Zhang started her MMA training after watching other people practice BJJ in the gym, where she used to work as a fitness instructor. She studied Sports Science in Rome, Italy, thinking about her educational attainments. There aren’t many specifics about her family background and friends.
Each year, on August 13, Zhang celebrates her birthday making her current age 29. Record breaker Zhang stands 5 feet high and 4 inches high. She weighs around 52 kilograms, as well.
Career in MMA
In 2013 Zhang made his professional MMA debut. Since unanimously losing her professional debut to Meng Bo, she would go on to win 11 straight fights before challenging Simone Duarte on May 25, 2017 at Kunlun Fight MMA 11 for the Kunlun Female Straw Weight Championship. She won the fight in the second round via TKO.
On 1 June 2017 at Kunlun Fight MMA 12 Zhang made her first title defense against Aline Settelmeyer. She won by unanimous decision in the fight.
Zhang tried to win a second title on July 22, 2017, when she challenged Ye Dam Seo at TOP FC 15 for the vacant Top FC Straw weight championship. She won the fight to capture the title via TKO in the second round.
Zhang made her second KLF title defense against at Kunlun Fight MMA 14 against Marilia Santos in her next fight on August 28, 2017. She won the fight in the second round via TKO.
Zhang would fight for KLF yet again, accumulating a 16-1 record and improving her winning streak to 16 before getting a call to the UFC.
Weili Zhang in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
On 4 August 2018, Zhang made her promotion debut against Danielle Taylor at UFC 227. She won the battle by unanimous decision.
Zhang fought Jessica Aguilar at UFC Fight Night on 24 November 2018: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2. She won the fight via a round one submission.
On 3 March 2019, Zhang was facing Tecia Torres at UFC 235. She won the battle by unanimous decision.