How Weili Zhang Got Her Title Shot, and Why It Really Matters

UFC Fight Night: Andrade v Zhang

Weili Zhang’s win over Jessica Andrade this morning was a landmark moment, and it should be treated as such. But it’s worth remembering why it’s historic and who, exactly, will reap the biggest rewards. Hint: It’s not Zhang.

Zhang is now the first Chinese UFC champion. This is a big deal. To be clear: There are plenty of great Chinese fighters in mixed m…

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