UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP
UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Jonathan White

Zhang Weili vs Yan Xiaonan fight would see UFC put China in a chokehold

  • Possibility of two Chinese MMA fighters challenging for title in China is stuff other sports can only dream of
  • UFC’s growth in China driven by strawweight stars but still more to come as deal with Chinese Olympic Committee suggests

UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP
UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili of China awaits former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. Photo: AP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.