Zhang Weili celebrates with the Chinese flag after winning the strawweight title. Photo: Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC

UFC prepares for Dana White’s Contender Series Asia as new details emerge

  • Series to target ‘growth areas’ of North Asia, Southeast Asia and India, as UFC tests waters in markets that have produced few if any fighters
  • UFC president White will be evaluating fighters, providing a direct pipeline into the UFC
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Zhang Weili celebrates with the Chinese flag after winning the strawweight title. Photo: Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC
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Mathew Scott

Mathew Scott

Mathew Scott is a Hong Kong-based journalist who specialises in mixed martial arts. He covers the UFC, One Championship and Asian MMA.