Entering into UFC with an MMA record of 16-1-0, Weili trailblazed through the ranks of the strawweight division. With that attitude and the skillset she showed, whomever that next opponent is should be in for a scrap. Strawweight champion talks to ESPN about her journey to Thailand, Abu Dhabi and the US. She wasn’t looking to start a feud with an opponent or make any enemies. In the second frame, Zhang displayed her well-roundedness, getting the better of Torres on the mat and in the standup exchanges. With her 19th win in a row, Weili Zhang showed the rest of the strawweight division she's a force to be reckoned with. However, the experienced Torres kept things close, successfully mixing up her attacks as well.

Weili Zhang. The victory extended Zhang’s winning streak to a whopping 19 fights, the last three coming in the UFC. T-Mobile Arena, With her 19th win in a row, Weili Zhang showed the rest of the strawweight division she's a force to be reckoned with. “There is no one that I really want to call out,” she said. It also propelled her eight spots up the rankings to No.
Although Zhang’s record (19-1) might lend itself to thinking this result was expected, but taking out a top-10 fighter in just your third UFC bout is nothing to brush away. Shop for her latest apparel from the official UFC store.

Now that’d be a significant accomplishment. Hear from the combatants of the best women's strawweight title bout in history.

In passato ha militato anche nelle promozioni Kunlun Fight MMA e Top FC, dove è stata campionessa di categoria. To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fighter Timeline series features Cain Velasquez and five of the biggest fights of his UFC career. Las Vegas United States, Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved. We will answer the most frequently asked questions about Zhang Weili below. After sharing good exchanges on the feet to start the round, Zhang’s cardio proved to be the difference, finishing the final frame in top position and delivering punishment. “I’ll take whoever the UFC sends me because UFC has the best matchmakers.”.

“I knew I could win the fight,” Zhang said through a translator. You can follow him on Twitter @ZacPacleb. After sharing good exchanges on the feet to start the round, Zhang’s cardio proved to be the difference, finishing the final frame in top position and delivering punishment. A pair of epiphanies led Zhang Weili to UFC gold and readied her for her first title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. 21-1-0 (W-L-D).