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