The name Zhang Weili will not be unfamiliar to any fan of mixed martial arts (MMA). Nicknamed “Magnum”, 31-year-old Zhang was the first Chinese and East Asian champion in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history. After the former strawweight champion lost her first professional match in 2013, she went on to propel her career with an exceptional 21-fight winning streak, gaining her fans worldwide. Despite losing her title to Rose Namajunas at the recent UFC 261, Zhang still inspires MMA enthusiasts all over the world with her fighting spirit, as evidenced by a combined army of 2.5 million fans on her Instagram and Weibo accounts. Here are four more Chinese female MMA athletes who are making their own mark on the scene, inspiring female athletes in China and beyond. How UFC champ Israel Adesanya prepares for a fight: from meditation to pizza Yan Xiaonan Born in 1989 like Zhang Weili, Yan “Fury” Xiaonan was the first Chinese female fighter signed by UFC and is currently ranked fourth in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings. Yan’s background is in sanda , also known as Chinese boxing or kick-boxing, and she only switched over to MMA in 2015. Yan won her UFC debut match in 2017 and has an impressive track record of 13 wins out of 16 matches in her professional fight history. Fast and Furious: has China overtaken the US as the largest film market? Xiong Jingnan Xiong “The Panda” Jingnan, 33, started her UFC fighting career in 2014. With a comprehensive background in boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and martial arts, she is the inaugural and reigning One Women’s Strawweight World Champion – the first-ever MMA world champion from China. Will China ever make wine as good as the Old World? Meng Bo Hailing from Liaoning province, 25-year-old and two-time Chinese MMA champion Meng Bo has already clocked up a decade of fighting experience in martial arts competitions. Meng was also the fighter that defeated Zhang back in 2013. After graduating from Xi’an Martial Arts University, Meng won regional Chinese titles against top opponents and tops the women’s pound-for-pound rankings in China. Since 2019, she has been fighting on the global stage in the One Championship. The 5 most anticipated TV shows returning in June Na Liang ‘Ego cooking’: meet Vicky Lau, Asia’s first female two Michelin star chef Nicknamed “Dragon Girl”, Na is a relatively new athlete who made her big debut recently at UFC 261. She is the first female athlete to be signed from the UFC Academy Combine from the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Na has shown great potential with previous experience fighting in Heroine FC and Bellator MMA. She has also been regularly ranked among the best pound-for-pound women’s fighters in China. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .