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.



    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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