There is a surprise challenger for Jessica Andrade’s first UFC strawweight title. Neither is it a Rose Namajunas rematch, nor Tatiana Suarez, or Michelle Waterson. Instead, the Chinese Martial Artist Weili Zhang is the one who is up next to fight for the gold.
Moreover, Zhang will be the first Chinese fighter to play for a UFC title that too on her home soil in China. In the main event of the UFC Fight Night card on Aug. 31, who will win the gold?
Well, we will have to wait until August to know who will take the gold home. For now, let’s discover more about the underdog Weili Zhang. Find Weili Zhang bio, UFC, age, net worth, nationality, height, and wiki!
|Birth Name||Weili Zhang|
|Birthday||August 13, 1989|
|Height||5 feet and 4 inches|
Who is Weili Zhang?
Weili Zhang is a Chinese mixed martial artist who previously was the formal Kunlun Fight strawweight champion. At present, she competes in the strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of April 2019, Zhang is #6 in the strawweight rankings.
Weili Zhang Net Worth
Delving Weili Zhang net worth, within a short phase of the time, she has been able to garner the optimum level of popularity. All credit goes to her mad fighting skills and commitment; she has made a new identity in the wrestling world. In 2013, she made her professional MMA debut beforehand she was in Kunlun Fight and Top FC. Before joining the UFC, she set a record 16-1, with a 16 fight winning streak. Weili Zhang net worth is increasing along with every win she gets.
As of 2019, Weili Zhang net worth is under review. We will update Weili Zhang net worth as soon as it comes out.
Weili Zhang UFC
On August 4, 2018, Zhang’ promotion debut at UFC 227 was in a fight against Danielle Taylor which she won via unanimous decision. Later, she faced Jessica Aguilar at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 on November 24, 2018, and won the fight via submission in round one. Following that, in a match against Tecia Torres at UFC 235, Zhang won it via unanimous decision.
ON August 31, 2019, Zhang will face current champion Jessica Andrade at UFC on ESPN+ 15. Speaking of Zhang UFC president, Dana White said,
“Nobody wants to fight her. So we offer all these people the fight with her, she keeps saying ‘when do I get to fight?’ and nobody wants to fight her. So I just told you how the whole thing plays out.
Further White added,
“We call Andrade, she says ‘I’ll absolutely fight her in China’. I got goosebumps telling you that story, that’s how bad ass this fight is. Both of these women, they’re amazing.’’
Weili Zhang Wiki
Weili Zhang was born in 1989 in Hebei, China. After watching other people practicing BJJ in the gym where she used to work as a fitness instructor, Zhang began her training for MMA. Talking about her educational attainments, she studied Sports Science in Rome, Italy. There aren’t many details available about her parents and family background.
Every year, Zhang celebrates her birthday on August 13 that makes her current age 29. The record-breaker Zhang stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches. Likewise, she weighs around 52 kg.