Weili Zhang reveals her ‘wish’ is to defend strawweight belt on pay-per-view in China

Newly crowned UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang has revealed that her ultimate ‘wish’ is to someday defend her belt live on pay-per-view in China.

Zhang (20-1-0) won the strawweight belt at the UFC on ESPN+ 15 event this past Saturday, knocking out Jessica Andrade in just 42-seconds to claim the title. After the fight, the 30-year-old spoke to the media about her goals for the future.

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Zhang took just 42-seconds to knockout Andrade this past Saturday.

I think they all want to fight me because I’m a champion. I can defend several times, maybe for a long time, because I know all my opponents very well. I can beat them.” she said.

Yes, I would like to get on a pay-per-view event, but I also want a pay-per-view event to hold in China. This is my wish. If Dana wants me to fight in the U.S. it will be fine, but please get all my corners a visa because last time my corners didn’t come. Several corners could not come because of a visa issue.” she continued.

Zhang is the UFC’s first ever Chinese champion.

UFC on ESPN+ 15 took place on Saturday August 31, 2019 from the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena in Shenzhen, China.

Noah

3 comments

    1. If Tatiana’s is on schedule to return to the cage in Oct. as she previously indicated, that would be excellent timing for Weili’s first title defense.

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