Zhang Weili disposed of Tecia Torres last time out. Photo: AFP

UFC Shenzhen: who is Zhang Weili, the Chinese fighter facing Jessica Andrade for the strawweight title?

  • From schoolyard bully-basher to MMA warrior, Zhang wants to inspire Chinese women
  • August title date in Shenzhen crowns meteoric rise for China's 'Magnum' force 
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Zhang Weili disposed of Tecia Torres last time out. Photo: AFP
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Zhang Weili punches Danielle Taylor in their featherweight bout at UFC 227 in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP

Zhang Weili gets China’s first UFC title shot, jumping queue to face Jessica Andrade in Shenzhen

  • Brazilian champion Jessica Andrade to make first strawweight defence against rising Chinese star on August 31
  • Verbal agreements reportedly in place for UFC on ESPN+ 15 card
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Zhang Weili punches Danielle Taylor in their featherweight bout at UFC 227 in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP
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