Lady 'Iron-fist': China's first UFC champion

Nicknamed "Magnum," Zhang Weili is the first Chinese UFC mini flyweight champion. Fast, feisty and packed with powerful punches, Zhang started her fighter career in 2013, she had her first professional match in Kunlun in 2015 and became a UFC fighter in 2018. Since then, her career has skyrocketed and has lost only one of her 21 MMA matches.  

Rome was not built in a day, so is Zhang Weili's championship. She became a Sanshou champion in her hometown when she was only 18 years old. Her promising career ended shortly because of an injury, and after drifting between jobs for three years, she decided to try her luck in Beijing and landed herself a job as a personal trainer the next year. She met a lot of MMA trainers in the gym and got interested in the MMA and after long period of extensive training, she became the first and only Chinese UFC champion.

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