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#2 Women's Strawweight Division

#5 PFP

Active

"Magnum"

Zhang Weili

Women's Strawweight Division

22-3-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

11

First Round Finishes

Zhang Weili

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Zhang Weili's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Hebei, China
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
32
Height
64.00
Weight
116.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 04, 2018
Reach
63.00
Leg reach
36.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2013
     
  • 11 wins by KO, seven by submission (3 Armbar, 3 RNC, guillotine)
     
  • Has won 22 of her last 24
     
  • Lost pro debut, 22-2 since
     
  • 11 first round finishes
     
  • First Chinese fighter to win a UFC title

 

UFC History

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Zhang knocked out Joanna Jedrzejczyk (spinning backfist) at 2:28 of the second round
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Zhang lost a five-round split decision to Rose Namajunas in a fight for the UFC women's strawweight championship
UFC 261 (4/24/21) Zhang was knocked out by Rose Namajunas at 1:18 of the first round, losing her UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC 248 (3/7/20) Zhang won a five round split decision over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to retain the UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Zhang stopped Jessica Andrade via strikes at :42 of the first round to win the UFC women’s strawweight title
UFC 235 (3/2/19) Zhang won a three round unanimous decision over Tecia Torres
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Zhang submitted Jessica Aguilar via armbar at 3:41 of the first round
UFC 227 (8/4/18) Zhang won a three round unanimous decision over Danielle Taylor

 

Q&A

TRAINING: 6k run in the morning and then standup technique training. Jiu-jitsu, physical conditioning, wrestling, MMA at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been a Sanda athlete and have been training in Sanda until I found MMA. MMA rules really made my dreams possible, and at that moment, I said to myself, “UFC, I am coming.”
Do you have any heroes? My father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream realized and a new beginning. This is a step closer to my goal. I still remember that on February 23, 2013, UFC 157’s main event was with Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche. This was the battle that showed that the world’s largest fighting organization was officially open to women. Since then, I hoped that I could stand here and become the best among them and realize the ultimate dream in every athlete’s heart – the gold championship belt.
What was your job before you started fighting? Sanda athlete, fitness instructor
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu