#1 Strawweight (115) Prospect – Weili Zhang

Weili Zhang (11-1)

Weili Zhang is a Strawweight (115lb’s) fighting out of China, and her record is a very impressive (11-1). She made her MMA Debut on (11/9/13) in a losing effort against Bo Meng. She would later rebound with a crazy 10 fight win streak that spans 3+ years. She holds notable wins against the always tough Emi Fujino and Longtime MMA Vet and always entertaining scrappy kickboxer, Karla Benitez.

Every single win of this very underrated fighter has come by a finish either by Submission or KO/TKO. She’s a finisher, and a very entertaining fighter.

What makes her so very interesting is her usage of elbows. She demonstrated this very well against Emi Fujino. Where she would throw standing elbows that would cut open her foes. She also uses them very well in the clinch against Karla Benitez. Oh, and she hits HARD, very hard. She brawled with Benitez and KO’d her out-cold.

Her last fight was against Nayara Hemily (4-6) at Strawweight in which she won by dominating fashion with a submission, so she’s very well-rounded and not afraid to take the fight to the ground..

The only thing I never seen her tested at in the aspect of MMA is wrestling, but she doesn’t worry too much about the takedowns because her striking is elite class. It’s like whenever her foes get near, she throws elbows that cause bleeding. Even so, if she sprawls, she’ll clinch her foes throwing the most sickening elbows you’ll see at Strawweight.

To demonstrate this, I made a Highlight Video of her (Elbows of Fujino are the First Fight in Highlight).

Weili Zhang Highlight Video


Her Out-Cold KO of Lilya Kazak

As of this typing, she has no fight scheduled, but she’d be PERFECT for The Invicta Strawweight Division or even The UFC.


To end this, she’s a very entertaining fighter with a very impressive win streak, and she’s a very entertaining finisher. She hasn’t fought anyone notable in awhile, but that’s why I think she’d be best suited in Invicta’s Strawweight Division. That way, if she wants to ever fight in The UFC, she can do so by starting an impressive resume at Invicta FC. I honestly believe her striking is world class at 115. Her elbows are the most dangerous you will ever see at Strawweight. She would give Top 10 Strawweights a big problem because her striking is so crisp.

Could you imagine Weili Zhang Vs. Livia Renata Souza, or Weili Zhang Vs.Angela Hill!? That would be a SICK scrap that fans would enjoy!

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this and that I introduced you to a new fighter to support! Without you the fans, promotions and fighters are nothing without you!

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